- Web Master
- February 29, 2024
The Arakan Army (AA)
has rejected the political dialogue as proposed by the
chairman senior general
Min Aung Hlaing and descried
it as a meaningless act, said
AA spokesman U Khaing Thukha.
During the Union
government meeting on 4 December, the junta chief emphasised
on a political dialogue with
the armed groups. Min Aung Hlaing opined that if the ethnic armed groups
continued their ‘unintelligent’ actions, it would lead to more suffering of the
people across the country.
The AA spokesperson responded to the military chief’s statement and argued that since the 1962 coup (in Myanmar) there were many discussions with the successive governments, but nothing happened.
the history into
consideration, I want to ask them what
additional assurances the ‘terrorist’
military council can give. Hence,
we consider the
political dialogues, now advocated by
the military council
chairman, are devoid of substance,”
said Khaing Thukha.
Min Aung Hlaing in the meeting stated his three main national focuses as non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity, and perpetuation of national sovereignty. These were pursued with unwavering national conviction and would not be affected by any way.
He also added that any
impact on these causes by ethnic armed organizations will be endured solely by
the local residents, and if unintelligent actions persist, it will inevitably
lead to the suffering for
Finally he threatened that ‘if the
armed groups persist in their unintelligent actions, only the local people will
suffer the consequences’.
“The 'terrorist' military council troops should not use the term 'people’. Because they do not function as a protective organization for the people. They are always involved in unjust arrests, tortures, killings, abuses, arsons in villages & towns, and also looting of the people's property," asserted Khaing Thukha.
He repeated that the military council
is not a political organization but a terrorist outfit. So no political
discussion will take place with them, added
they indicating by political discussions ? What methods they
will follow here?
On what basis, these discussions will be
conducted? The 2008 Constitution
and NCA are not acceptable to us.
Hence any discussion with the basis of such
documents will result in nothing,” he added.
A former member of
Rakhine State Pyithu Hluttaw commented that due to the defeat of military
personnel in various parts of the country, they are talking about political
discussions, which will be superficial in nature.