Narinjara News

Chittagong, March 21


Veteran Arakanese nationalist leader passed away


A veteran Arakanese nationalist leader, a Patron of the National United Party of Arakan (NUPA), U Maung Sein Nyunt passed away at 3.30 am on 21 March at  Herabang Rakhaing Village, near Chittagong in Bangladesh.


U Maung Sein Nyunt was native of Rambree, Arakan state, Burma and had been active in Arakanese nationalist politics since before the Burmese independence in 1948.


During the fascist Japan rule during 1940-1945 he was an anti-fascist, during the British colonial time he was a freedom fighter. After the Burmese independence, he continued to serve the oppressed Arakanese people as a leader of Arakanese independence movement.


U Maung Sein Nyunt joined other prominent Arakanese leaders such as U Seinda in earlier period and later founded Arakan National Liberation Party (ANLP) in 1960.


In 1994, he led the dissolving of ANLP to join hand with other  Arakanese  revolutionary forces including the late Khaing Raza, for the sake of national unity, under the banner of National United Party of Arakan. He served NUPA as the first president.


At the time of his death, he was the Patron of the NUPA. He left behind his wife and a son.


(More detail accounts of his life, activisms and his struggle for the people  will make public soon).


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