2 Aug 2015
The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected bids by 17 members of Myanmar's respected "88 generation" to join its ranks and contest
November's election, a controversial omission of a group that was expected to galvanise its bid to dominate the ballot.
...The most high-profile exclusion was the charismatic protest leader Ko Ko Gyi, who spent more than 17 years in and out of prison
before his 2012 release. He declined to comment.
Pyone Cho was the sole member of the group selected to represent the party in the ballot. The NLD received 3,000 applications and
will field 1,090 candidates.
The NLD's candidate list does include several intellectuals and activists, including free speech advocate Nay Phone Latt and Susanna
Hla Hla Soe, who heads a female empowerment group.