Yangon, 31 March 2016
The Arakan State Parliament finally approved U Nyi Pu, the lawmaker belongs to National League for Democracy [NLD] to lead the State government at Sittwe. The decision taken on Wednesday was however not unanimous, said the Arakan National Party lawmaker U Aung Won.
Both the parties were arguing to form the government where the ANP was a front runner with 23 lawmakers in Arakan State Parliament.
However, the newly elected President of Burma [Myanmar] U Htin Kyaw, who belongs to the NLD, proposed U Nyi Pu’s name as the chief minister of Arakan.
U Kyaw Lwin, an ANP legislator from Kyauk Pru township opposed the proposal in favour the NLD lawmaker U Nyi Pu, who represents Gwa township in the Parliament. The ANP legislator claimed that the Burma President’s proposal was illegal as it was against the spirit of the constitution, added U Aung Won.
He pointed out that U Htin Kyaw sent the proposal in favour of U Nyi Pu before took the oath as the President of Burma.
The speaker of Arakan State Parliament of course rejected the opposition. Then the Parliament approved U Nyi Pu as the chief minister of Arakan.