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RNDP Branch Office Opens in Western Burmese Border Town

Maungdaw: The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party branch office was opened in the western Burmese border town of Maungdaw on Sunday in order to extend its political activities there, said a party member in the town.

Clock-Tower-in-Maungdow Maungdaw Clock Tower, Arakan state
The opening ceremony for the branch office was held at 9 am on the day at the location of the new office, on the second floor of the Moe Play Restaurant in Ward No. 4 in Maungdaw.

Nearly 200 people in Maungdaw attended the ceremony with enthusiasm, with five party central committee members from Sittwe delivering speeches to those in attendance.

"Party vice-president, U Saw Pru, stated at the ceremony that the RNDP is representing the Arakanese people and will carry out the people's interest," he said, adding that the RNDP is formed by Arakanese patriots to carry out the development of the Arakanese people.

The RNDP Maungdaw Township committee, numbering 15, was also elected to undertake the party's work. U Thein Tun and U Ohn Tin were elected as president and vice-president, while U Maung Kyaw Sein was elected as general secretary.

Replying to Narinjara over the phone, townspeople reported being hopeful that the RNDP can build community unity and upgrade community affairs in many sectors, including religion, culture, and business.

The RNDP won 35 seats in the recent military sponsored election in Arakan State but did not win in Maungdaw Township because the party was unable to submit candidates to run in the constituency in the election.

Maungdaw is a Muslim-dominated area in Arakan State, but the RNDP has no current plans to accept Muslim membership in the party.

"Our leader told us not to organize Muslims in Maungdaw as members right now, but the leaders will consider the issue of how to deal with the RNDP and Muslims who are living in Arakan State," a party central committee member in Maungdaw said.


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