Apprising global media of our struggle for political freedom
9 July 2020
The United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) was formed as a revolutionary organization comprising all inhabitants in Arakan irrespective of religion, race, ethnicity, minority or majority, with political objectives striving for the liberation of the entire oppressed population of Arakan from the yoke of Burmese fascism and imperialism, equal rights, self-determination and freedom for the multi-ethnic Arakanese population, the restoration of the loss of national sovereignty and political freedom in Arakan, and the emergence of a dignified, new Arakanese society.
Our organization was founded based upon national goals for national equality in compatible with three periods of past, present and future. Although majority members in our organization are Buddhists, leading from the front the organization is fighting for the liberation of all the Arakan’s inhabitants. Therefore, it is not an organization which was solely based on Buddhism; it respects freedom of religion and human values.
Our organization is committed to complying with the principles and rules adopted by our ancestors as the sovereign Kingdom of Arakan was a plural society where multi-ethnic and religious were living in harmony and peace. This is our humble explanation that our organization is not a Buddhist organization described occasionally by global media; our organization is a revolutionary organization with clear political objectives. Therefore, we would like to apprise global media not to characterize our organization as a fundamentalist or racial organization in the future.
United League of Arakan/Arakan Army