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Interview with U Maung Maung Than on Burmese citizenship status scrutinizing process

(In Mray Bon township of Arakan, over 1000 Muslims have applied for the Burmese citizenship status. Local authorities are presently engaged with the scrutinizing process under the guidelines of 1982 Burmese Citizenship Act. People are expecting that all the applicants would be considered as Burmese Citizens. Narinjara News talked to U Maung Maung Than, director general of Immigration Department, recently and the excerpts are here).

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What Was Presented to the President by Arakanese Representative for Arakan’s Affairs

Today President U Thein Sein held a meeting with representatives from Ten Parties of the Democratic and Ethnic Alliance. The representatives are said to have presented their respective desires to the president in the meeting. U Oo Hla Saw, General Secretary of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, was among the representatives. When asked what he told the president on behalf of the Arakanese people and how the president replied, U Hla Saw gave the following answers.

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What is going on on Madae Island, a crucial location on the Shwe Gas pipeline project?

Madae Island located in Kyaukpru Township of Arakan State is a crucial location on the Shwe Gas pipeline project. It is where a deep seaport for Chinese oil tankers is located. Oil storage tanks, drinking water tanks for seagoing vessels, oil terminals, oil and natural gas pipelines, and living quarters for Chinese engineers are being built on the island. Due to all these projects on the island, what has been happening to the lands of local people that have been passed down in families for generations? Narinjara had a chance to ask an elder from the island on the phone. He began talking about his island as follows:

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Colonial Era Exploitation Should Be Avoided: Dr. Aye Maung

Sittwe: Dr. Aye Maung, Chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, says the Burmese government should avoid colonial-style exploitation of natural resources, referring to its lack of a plan to utilize any portion of the gas from the Shwe Gas Project in Kyaukpru in Arakan State for regional development.

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Responses of some Arakanese leaders upon the statement of Union Minister for Energy that there is no plan to use Arakan gas for Arakan

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Why Daw Suu is Proposed to be in Forever Peace Commission

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U Aye Thar Aung Speaks of the Meeting Between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein

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Local Officer’s Statements on Former Home Minister’s Recent Visit

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Interview with U Hla Saw, General Secretary of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party

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Interview with General Secretary of Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) On His Recent Trip to the Affected Areas of Cyclone Giri and His Assistance to the Victims

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