Archive for September, 2015

The signboard of ANP was destroyed in Ann Township on 22 September

Poll campaign posters destroyed in various places

As the general election in Burma (Myanmar) is approaching, news related to initial poll campaign and also counter actions also start pouring. One such recent incident has been reported from Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan State in western part of the country.

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Dams affected by storm, flood in Arakan need maintenance

Various dams in western Arakan, which were damaged by series of storm and tides in the recent past, needs to be repaired for safeguarding thousands acres of farmland.

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Ancient inscription found in Kyauk Taw

Recently found some objects with ancient inscription while digging a jetty at Kyauk Taw town of Rakhine should be useful in carrying out further studies of Arakanese literature & culture, said Thu Mrat (Maha Aung Myae), an Arakanese history researcher.

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Maungdaw- Buthidaung road in deplorable condition

The prime road of Arakan connecting Maungdaw with Buthidaung is in a deplorable condition ever since the road in western border area faced the Koman storm and catastrophic flood.

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Kyaukpyu candidate for lower house says more voter awareness needed

A candidate running as an independent for a seat representing Arakan state in the national parliament's lower house says that more voter awareness is needed. U Thein Zaw, who is running for a seat representing Kyaukpyu made the comments in an interview with Narinjara News this week as he began his campaign.

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ANP Amyotha Hluttaw candidate Daw Htoo May kicks off election campaign

Daw Htoo May from the Arakan National Party (ANP), who will be competing in the upcoming national election as a candidate for a seat in parliament's upper house or Amyotha Hluttaw in Burmese, began her campaign in Rakhine State last week. She is competing for a seat representing the Rakhine townships of Ann and Ramree.

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Illegal timber trade to Bangladesh continues

Sizable volume of timber from Burma (Myanmar) to Bangladesh is being traded illegally and according to the locals of Ann in Rakhine State, those wooden logs are being sent to the neighboring country through the boats over Mrauk Oo river.

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Prominent Arakanese politician starts poll-talks with electorates

As the general election in Myanmar is approaching, the probable candidates in Arakan State start discussing with the electorates. Recently a prominent Arakanese leader has begun the initiative for his electoral debate from the Amyotha Hluttaw parliamentary constituency.

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Gas Pipeline in Arakan to be connected with China.

Anti-Chinese company protest postponed

A proposed protest porgramme against a Chinese company at Taung Falar village under Ann township of Rakhine State on Thursday has been postponed till 21 September 2015.

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Relief materials distributed among beneficiaries

The relief materials, offered by the Central Emergency Respond Fund of the United Nations for the flood affected families of Arakan, were recently distributed among the beneficiaries.

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