Narinjara News


Coxs Bazar, 3rd June 2005



NUPA split up into two groups


The National United Party of Arakan, NUPA, a large coalition party in Arakan state consisting of several Arakanese revolutionary parties, has now been split up into two groups.  The party was split after the third congress of NUPA which was held in the border area between Burma and Bangladesh from 26 May to 30, said a local politician.


One group is now being led by Oo Padipru, a tribal leader, along with another 12 central members. Another group is being led by Dr Khine Maung along with his general secretary Oo Khaing Munn Aung and another Arakan army officer Tha Kyaw Twan


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