San Maung Than, Narinjara News, 12 October 2014:
Arakan National Party (ANP) has received doctrines from reputed monks, senior Arakanese political leaders and well-wishers recently in an auspicious occasion. The meeting, held at Dhama hall of southern Lamadaw quarter in Sittwe of Arakan State on October 10, witnessed ANP leaders led by President Dr Aye Maung received the set of guidelines.
Besides the ANP leaders, many local lawmakers, respected monks and senior nationals were present on the occasion.
“We feel fortunate to get the goodwill messages from the senior Arakanese political leaders and respected monks on the occasion, where hundred others were also present. It will be a memorable day for the Arakanese people,” said Dr Aye Maung.
The suggestions and advices including the leaders to maintain love, kindness and patience to everyone, sympathy to the persons in distress and commitment for the nation were highlighted.
“While working with national affairs, we should not encourage our egos to intervene. We have to remind ourselves about the endless works in front of us. The leadership should take others into confidence for a noble cause,” said Abaya Rakkhita monk.
ANP emerges as a combined political party following the merge of Rakhine National Development Party and Arakan League for Democracy to work for the cause of Arakanese people living inside and outside Burma.
U Khaing Soe, while participating in the meeting asserted that ANP came to exist with the combination of splinter groups belonged to Arakan League for Democracy and other pro-Arakanese political leaders.
The monks and senior political leaders also advised the ANP leadership for preparing for 2015 Burma general election with efficient candidates. They also asked the ANP leaders to give suitable responsibilities to U Aye Tha Aung, U Oo Hla Saw and U Khaing Pray Soe, who played important roles in the process of benefiting common Arakanese people.
U Wae Sein Aung, a senior Arakanese political leader emphasized on frequent meeting and discussions among various sections in the society.
“We have to join hands with other ethnic groups too to achieve a genuine federal democratic system in our country. Moreover, we have to support the National League for Democracy for improving the democratic norms,” he added.
ANP’s vice president U Pho Min appealed to the people to understand the party’s point of views and suggest time to time on various issues through direct communications. He even expected criticisms from the well wishers on deviation of party ideology.
ANP leaders led by President Dr Aye Maung offered donations to the participating monks and honoured the Arakanese political leaders in the meeting that ended by 6 pm. They also committed that the ANP’s CEC meeting, which is due after the Thandway convention, would be organized soon.