1 May 2020
The ULA/AA dismisses one-sided allegations of the Burmese war criminals army against the Arakan Army with respect to the trucks carrying WFP rice bags
The publication of a defamatory statement with one-sided accusations entitled “Arakan Army fires at the trucks carrying WFP rice bags and utensils of other organizations for IDPs and local residents in Paletwa area” by the Bamar racists and war criminals on 30 April 2020 is a piece of false information that politically attacked our organization.
The incident occurred on 29 April 2020 was nothing to do with our organization but it was a political plot deliberately played by the Burmese regime and its military to complicate the situation. We strongly condemn the heinous acts committed by the Burmese regime and its military to discredit our organization with such one-sided allegations and to affect public security.
This deliberate attack against the WFP trucks conducted by the Myanmar Army is the same as other assaults against ICRC and WHO vehicles. On the other hand, the Burmese regime and its military have been attacking the ULA/AA from every angle with various ways to face political crisis, by making false charges, in misuse of power and competence, on grounds of racial hatred.
By our own efforts and protections, the Arakan Army has been helping international aid organizations that are providing humanitarian assistance. The ULA/AA urges the WFP, as a humanitarian agency, should release true information about reality on the ground to inform the general public.
United League of Arakan/Arakan Army