The Arakan National Party (ANP) has established a committee aimed at laying the ground work for an election victory, the party’s chairman Dr Aye Maung announced during a rally held in Sittwe’s Winkabar Grounds on October 1st. Thousands of people including monks attended the public rally for the party which appears very popular in the state.
A total of 27 candidates from 12 parties along with several independent candidates, will run in Karen State seeking to become one of three ethnic affairs ministers for the state, according to statistics provided by the state's election commission.. In Karen State there are ethnic affairs ministers representing the Mon, Bamar and PaO communities.
Villagers in Arakan State have sought to correct numerous errors in the updated voter list released by the Union Election Commission (UEC). Ko Aye Kyaw Maung from Kyauk Maung village, Byinethit village tract in Pauktaw Township tells Narinjara that while villagers are interested in taking part in the election errors on the most recent voter list could cause problems for them on voting day.
Sa Ai Suu — KIC met with Nan Ni Ni Aye who is currently serving as an Upper House MP for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) representing the Kamamaung constituency of Papun Township in Karen State. She was elected as an MP in 2010 before knowing fully what her role and responsibilities would be. She previously worked in the education sector. Since coming to office, she has helped build schools, upgrade roads and obtain solar panels and water for Karen State. She told KIC about her plans to fulfill the needs of the people of Karen State as she runs for a second term in the upcoming election.