ZCD set up branch offices in Chin State and Sagaing
29 January 2013: The Zomi Congress for Democracy has recently established three new branch offices of the party in Chin State and Sagaing Region, Burma.
ZCD, headquartered in Rangoon, expanded its official presence in Tedim and Tonzang towns of Chin State, and Kalaymyo of Sagaing Region on 9, 11 and 14 January respectively.
The party’s members and leaders including Chairman Pu Chin Sian Thang and General Secretary Pu Gin Kam Lian opened the offices with appointments of new local members in charge of the branches.
Other political parties such as the National League for Democracy (NLD), Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) congratulated ZCD on its recent activities, according to the Chin World Media.
Despite its announcement of plans earlier, ZCD didn’t set up any branch offices in two places of Cikha and Tamu.
Previously known as Zomi National Congress, the party came up with a new name of ‘Zomi Congress for Democracy’ after being rejected for registration by the Union Election Commission (UEC) last year.
The Zomi National Congress was declared illegal in the 1990s by the military regime although the party won two seats from Chin State during the 1990 election.
Reporting by Salai Nyei Chian