Archive for the 'Politics' Category


ANP demands to call off Advisory Commission

The Arakan National Party (ANP) demanded the government to call off the Advisory Commission for dealing with Arakan State affairs. The ANP, in a statement issued on 25 August, raised its demand against the Commission to be led by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, which was formed on Wednesday by the Burmese government.

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Three Burmese protestors charged with Procession Act 19

Three Burmese protesters, who led a demonstration against the use of Muslim community terminology (in Arakan State) in Yangon on 10 July were recently charged by the Bahan township police under the Procession Act 19.

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US Ambassador concludes Arakan visit, met ANP leaders in Sittwe

The USA Ambassador in Myanmar Scot Marciel met Arakan National Party (ANP) leaders in Sittwe on Wednesday during his three-day visit to Arakan.

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ANP prepares for 21st Century Panglong Conference

Arakan National Party (ANP), the main political party of Rakhine formed a preparation committee with seven members for the 21st Century Panglong Conference.

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Arakan government to be led by NLD lawmaker

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.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi steps in to resolve stalemate between NLD and ANP

Burmese democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stepped in to resolve the latest impasse between her party National League for Democracy (NLD) and Arakan National Party (ANP). The newly elected NLD Parliamentarian had already discussed with 22 Arakanese legislators at NayPyiDaw on Thursday and exchanged views on the process to form the government in Arakan.

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Demonstration in favour of ANP to form Arakan government

Over one thousand people staged a demonstration at Sittwe on Wednesday asking provisions in favour of Arakan National Party (ANP) to form the Rakhine government.

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U Nyi Pu to lead Arakan government

Senior National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Nyi Pu is poised to be the next Chief Minister of Arakan. The NLD central executive committee has decided on Friday to elevate the elected Parliamentarian from Gwa township as the head of Arakan State government.

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ANP gets top posts in Arakan State Parliament

Arakan National Party (ANP), the influential party of Rakhine has succeeded in occupying two important legislative posts in Arakan State Parliament, said a source in the State Parliament.

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The Arakan state parliament building/ Photo by Narinjara

Rakhine State Parliament to convene on 8 February

The Parliament of Rakhine (Arakan) State will be convened on 8 February 2016. According to Rakhine State Parliament office at Sittwe, the last session of the Parliament was concluded on 31 January.

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