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Buthedaung lawmaker faces police arrest warrant

The Buthedaung lawmaker is facing arrest warrant from the Mingla Taung Nyunt police station under Rangoon division as he avoided police summons, reported Radio Free Asia’s Burmese section.

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Arakanese lawmarker sentenced to yearlong imprisonment

An Arakanese lawmaker belonged to Arakan National party (ANP) was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Mray Bon township court on Thursday, said his wife.

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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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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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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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Arakan PM to contest polls from Ann township constituency

Prime Minister of Arakan (Rakhine) State U Maung Maung Own will contest in the next election and he is expected to offer his candidature from No 1 Ann township constituency.

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ANP seeks nominations for Minbya representatives

Arakan National Party (ANP) has invited nominations for candidates who are interested in contesting Parliamentary polls scheduled for next year. The ANP is expecting all the nominations by December 31, said a party source.

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ANP condemns the killing of ethnic cadets

Arakan National Party (ANP) has condemned the killing of various ethnic Army cadets by the Burmese Army on November 19 in Kachin State. In a statement issued on November 22, the ANP cried foul at the death of 23 ethnic cadets due to the motor shelling of Burma Army over a KIA cadet academy school on the fateful day.

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Dr Aye Maung delivered speech in the ceremony.

88 Rakhine Generation for Social Development opens office in Sittwe

The 88 Rakhine Generation for Social Development, which was formed in Kyouk Phyu recently, has opened its office in Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan, on October 29. Besides opening the office room, a sign board lifting ceremony was also organized at the office, located at 9 Maung Shwe Lone Road, Myo Thu Gyi Quarter, Sittwe.

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