The Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) was founded in Rangoon, Burma on 14 October 1988 by leaders of 1988 popular student movements for democracy. With a large support base amongst youth and students, it has played a vital role in Burma’s political arena in the 1990s. Many young people shared their aspirations with DPNS and thus it became the second largest party in Burma. In 1991, it was outlawed by the military regime due to its unwavering political movement for democracy, social justice and peace against the military regime in Burma. Since then, it has become an exiled political movement based near the Thai-Burmese border.