Burmese opposition leader’s first step in Rakhine State
Sittwe, 17th December: The charismatic opposition leader of
She has come to the town in the western Burmese state with a caravan of three motor vehicles from
At Ann, she held a mass meeting for nearly three hours and exchanged views with the people. She is expected to spend the night at Munbra (Minbya) Town. From there her itinerary will continue to the northern town of
|Our correspondent added that, the troops busy in guarding and supervising the forced labourers along the Sittwe –
The cheering people in the meeting expressed that, this was the first visit of the opposition leader to the state and people were eagerly waiting to get a view of her. It is hoped that she will open three NLD township branch offices and revitalize the mothballed party in the western front.
In the 90 general election the NLD party clinched nine seats out of twenty-six in the state, while the Arakan League for Democracy got eleven seats. The two parties are aligned through the Committee Representing People's Parliament. #