Arakan National Council

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Arakan National Council

ရခိုင် အမျိုးသား ကောင်စီ
Founded2004 (2004)
HeadquartersYangon, Myanmar
IdeologyRakhine nationalism
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The Arakan National Council (Burmese: ရခိုင် အမျိုးသား ကောင်စီ; abbreviated ANC) is an ethno-political organisation in Myanmar that campaigns for the interests of the Rakhine people. It was founded at a conference between Rakhine insurgent groups in-exile in 2004,[1] and also has an armed wing in Kayin State, known as the Arakan State Army.[2]

Naing Soe, a senior leader of the ANC, was arrested in February 2018, following a series of bombings in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State.[3] He was later released after police failed to provide evidence linking him to the bombings within 30 days as is required by police procedure.[4]


  1. ^ "Arakan National Council". Mizzima News. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ "AA (Karen Region)".
  3. ^ Yee, Tan Hui (1 March 2018). "Sittwe blasts put spotlight on Rakhine nationalists". The Straits Times. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ Aung Khine, Min (28 March 2018). "5 of 9 Suspects in Sittwe Bombings Released". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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