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ULA/AA's response to Myanmar Army's statement on ceasefire and eternal peace during the COVID-19


10 May 2020

ULA/AA’s response to Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army’s statement on ceasefire and eternal peace during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Statement on ceasefire and lasting peace” released by Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army on 9 May 2020 was just a sham without substance. That devious statement is also a deliberate attempt, in which the Myanmar Army has used the Coronavirus pandemic to take military and political advantages and to lessen the pressure of ICJ.

Sending supportive information concerning the preventive measures of coronavirus by the government of Myanmar and asking cooperation by the Myanmar Army whilst launching their intensified offensive assaults is just a political trick which is inconstant, irresponsible and illogical. Similarly, “everyone must follow peace policy of the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army” highlighted in their statement explicitly shows that the Myanmar Army does not want peace in Myanmar but they are going to strengthen their military domination.

The similar statement has already been released by the Myanmar Army on 21 December 2018. Like the old one, the current statement has also excluded Arakan region and the hidden-agenda of their statement is to launch the full-scaled war targeting and focusing only on the Arakan Army and people of Arakan. Due to the one-sided offensive operations and killing of civilians by the Myanmar Army, heavy clashes cannot be stopped till now but civil war conflict in Myanmar was inflamed at the worst level. This vicious cycle of violence continues to occur because of the abysmally wickedness of the Burmese regime and its military.

Under such terrible circumstances, releasing a statement the same as the previous one is a repeated declaration of war that the Myanmar Army will continue their total sea-land-air joint operations against the Arakan Army in the excessive use of all light infantry divisions more than before. This is also a clear message that the Myanmar Army is going to commit war crimes, crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations more than ever.

The statement of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army during the COVID-19 pandemic is therefore a political attack designed by the Myanmar Army’s divide and conquer policy to disunite the Arakan Army and Brotherhood Alliances. In addition, the Myanmar Army’s statement is an unreasonable political-dirty-trick that will bar other brotherhood alliance organizations not to give the Arakan Army political and military supports while launching their total sea-land-air joint operations in Arakan. Our ULA/AA will take political and military actions, as required by the circumstances, in cooperation with the brotherhood alliances.

United League of Arakan/Arakan Army



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