The Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (Burmese: ရှမ်းတိုင်းရင်းသားများ ဒီမိုကရက်တစ် ပါတီ[ʃáɴ táɪɴjɪ́ɴðámjá dìmòkərɛʔtɪʔ pàtì]; abbreviated SNDP), also known as the White Tiger Party or Kya Phyu Party in the 2010 general election in Burma. The party was formally registered in April 2010. SNDP's headquarters are in South Okkalapa Township, Yangon and its chairman is Sai Ai Pao, who was also secretary of the SNLD. SNDP plans to contest constituencies in Shan State, as well as Shan-populated townships in Kachin and Kayah States, Mandalay, Yangon, Bago, and Sagaing Regions.In actually the party contested in Shan state, Kachin state and Mandalay Region. In December 2011, the party head office moved to Taunggyi, capital of Shan state where its leader Sai Ai Pao lives. After the 2010 election completed, the two representatives of Shan State Hluttaw from the Party, Sai Ai Pao and Sai Naw Kham were appointed as Ministers of Shan State Government. Shan Nationalities Democratic Party held its first congress at Taunggyi from December 13–15, 2010. The congress elected a 21-member Party Central Committee.In 2012 by-election SNDP won one Amyothar Hluttaw seat of Northern Shan State which marked as a historic victory over USDP and NLD who won all other 43 contested seats all over the country.
SNLD's forerunner, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (Burmese: ရှမ်းအမျိုသား ဒီမိုကရေစီ အဖွဲ့ချုပ်[ʃáɴ ʔəmjóðá dìmòkəɹèsì ʔəpʰwḛdʑoʊʔ]; abbreviated SNLD) was a political party in Myanmar (Burma), representing the interests of the Shan minority. At the last parliamentary elections held on 27 May 1990, under the leadership of Khun Htun Oo, the party won a clear representation, became the second party in parliament, but parliament was not allowed to convene. The SNLD is closely allied to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD). In 2005, Khun Htun Oo and other SNLD leaders were arrested on charges of treason and "inciting disaffection toward the government" following a lunch conversation about national politics. Khun Htun Oo was subsequently sentenced to 93 years' imprisonment.