Independent Arakanese Parliamentary Group

The Independent Arakanese Parliamentary Group (IAPG) was a political party in Burma.



The IAPG was established by U Ba Myaing and U Kyaw Min shortly after Burmese independence in 1948 as a non-socialist alternative to the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League and gained the nickname "Millionaires' Party".[1] It called for a separate Arakan State and was pro-private enterprise.[1]

The party ran an effective campaign in Arakan District in the 1951–52 elections, winning six seats.[2] and limiting the AFPFL to just three.[1] In 1955 it was the basis for the founding of the Arakanese National Unity Organisation.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p133
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p614 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Fukui, p115