Highlights from the PR Debate

PR cartoonHighlights from DVB Debate’s ELECTORAL SYSTEM show 

“IS Burma ready for a PR system?”

25/10/2014

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“အႏိုင္ရသူ အကုန္ယူစနစ္မွာက အႏုိင္နဲ႔အရွံူးပဲရွိတယ္. အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္မွာ အရွံူးမရွိအႏိုင္ရစနစ္(win win system)ျဖစ္တယ္. ဒီစနစ္နဲ႔သြားရင္ မဲထည့္တဲ့ ျပည္သူက သူတို႔မဲေပးခ်င္တဲ့ကုိယ္စားလွယ္အတြက္ သူတို႔ရဲ႕ မဲတျပား အလကားမျဖစ္ေတာ့ဘူး”

ဦးသုေ၀ – ဥကၠ႒၊ ဒီမိုကရက္တစ္ပါတီ(ျမန္မာ)

“In the Win-Lose [FPTP] system, there is only the winner and the losers. With PR we can see a win-win system. If we go with this system, the voters who voted for their representatives, their votes won’t be wasted.”

U Thu Wai-President – NDF(Myanmar)

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“အႏိုင္ရသူအကုန္ယူစနစ္(FPTP)မွာ ေနာက္ဆံုးက်န္ခဲ့မွာ အင္အားႀကီးပါတီ ၁-၂ ပဲျဖစ္တယ္။ တုိင္းနဲ႔ျပည္နယ္ေတြအတြက္ ၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ေတြဘာေတြေရြးရင္လဲ အဲဒီအင္အားႀကီးပါတီကလူေတြပဲ သြားေနမွာ..ဒီေတာ့ အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္(PR)ဟာ တုိင္းရင္းသားေတြလုိလားတဲ့ ဖက္ဒေရးရွင္းပံုစံေဖာ္လုိ႔ရတယ္။”

ရွိန္းထြန္း – အေထြအေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴး (၁)၊ ခ်င္းတုိးတက္ေရးပါတီ

“With the FPTP system, only one or two big parties will win. When we elect ministers for the states and divisions people from these big parties will also be chosen. But with PR, we can create the federal system that the ethnic people want”

Shaing Htun- Secetary General(1), Chin Progress Party

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“လႊတ္ေတာ္ထဲမွာ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ ၁၀၀ ရာခုိင္ႏႈန္းလံုးဟာ ျပည္သူေရြးခ်ယ္လုိက္တဲ့လူေတြခ်ည္း ဟုတ္လုိ႔လား.. ၂၅ ရာခုိင္ႏႈန္းရွိေနတဲ့ တပ္မေတာ္သားကုိယ္စားလွယ္ေတြကိစၥ အရင္မေျပာဘဲ အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္(ပီအာရ္) က်င့္သံုးဖုိ႔ ေျပာေနတာက မျဖစ္သင့္ဘူးဗ်”

ဦးျမေအး – ၈၈မ်ိဳးဆက္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ပြင့္လင္းလူ႔အဖြဲ႔အစည္း

“Are 100% of MPs in the parliament selected by the people? We’re not discussing the 25% of seats reserved for the military.  Why are we discussing PR before this?  Talking about practicing a PR system should not happen first”

Mya Aye- 88 Generation and Open Society

PR debate again“ရွႈပ္ေထြးေအာင္လုပ္ထားတဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံေရးစနစ္နဲ႔ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုအေျခခံဥပေဒ၊ လယ္ယာေျမျပႆနာ၊ အလုပ္သမားဆႏၵျပပြဲေတြနဲ႔ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္ ဒါေတြ ေျဖရွင္းဖို႔ အင္အားေကာင္းတဲ့ အစုိးရျဖစ္ဖို႔လိုတယ္။ အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္(ပီအာရ္)က်င့္သံုးမယ္ဆိုရင္ လႊတ္ေတာ္နဲ႔အစိုးရအဖြဲ႔ထဲမွာ အကြဲကြဲအျပားျပားေတြေရာက္လာမယ္..ပီအာရ္စနစ္နဲ႔ လႊတ္ေတာ္ထဲေရာက္လာမယ့္ ႏုိင္ငံစနစ္က အင္အားေကာင္းတဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံတခုျဖစ္လာမွာမဟုတ္ဘူး။”

ထင္လင္းဦး(Wisdom Villa) – ႏုိင္ငံေရးေ၀ဖန္သံုးသပ္သူ၊ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္(ျပန္ၾကားေရးအဖြဲ႔၀င္)

“With our current complicated political system and constitution, we also have land grabbing issues, workers protests and the peace process. If we want to solve all of these issues, we need strong government. If we practice PR, there will be some diversification between government and parliament. The parliamentary system built on PR wouldn’t lead to a strong and united country”

Htin Linn Oo (Wisdom Villa)- Political Analyst, NLD Information Team

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“အႏုိင္ရသူအကုန္ယူေရြးေကာက္ပြဲစနစ္ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္.. အခ်ိိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ အဓိကက ျပည္သူလူထုကို ပါတီေတြေရာ ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမားေတြ မေမ့ဖုိ႔လိုတယ္. အခုျဖစ္ေနတဲ့ ျပႆနာက ျပည္သူကုိေမ့ၿပီး ကိုယ့္ပါတီ မဲ ဘယ္ေလာက္ရမလဲပဲ အေျခခံစဥ္းစားေနလုိ႔”

ကုိမင္းေမာင္ – တကၠသုိလ္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားသမဂၢျဖစ္ေျမာက္ေရး

“Whether we use FPTP or PR, the main thing is both politicians and their parties should not forget about the people. Now, the problem is we are forgetting about the people but thinking

about the number of votes that we’ll get for our parties”

Ko Minn Maung- University Students Union Initiative

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“အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္ဟာ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအတြက္ အဆင္သင့္မျဖစ္ေသးဘူး။ အႏုိင္ရသူ အကုန္ယူစနစ္က်င့္သံုးေနမွ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုျပင္မယ့္ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ေတြ လႊတ္ေတာ္ထဲေရာက္သြားမယ္. အခ်ိဳးက်ကုိယ္စားျပဳစနစ္(ပီအာရ္)က်င့္သံုးမယ္ဆုိရင္ ျပည္သူ႔အသံ ကုိယ္စားမျပဳတဲ့ ျပည္သူလက္မခံတဲ့ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ေတြ ပါလာမွာ”

ဦးေက်ာ္ေအာင္ – အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္(ပုစြန္ေတာင္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္)

“Myanmar is not ready for the PR system. If we use the FPTP system then the representatives who want to change the constitution will get seats in Parliament. If we use PR then MPs who don’t represent the public voices and are not acknowledged by the public will also come into parliament.”

U Kyaw Aung- NLD (Pazundaung Township)