The United League of Arakan
Political Wing: United League of Arakan – ULA
Founded: April 10th, 2009
Headquarters: KIO-controlled area, Kachin State.
Active Regions: Kachin State, Northern Shan State, Paletwa township in Chin State, Rakhine State.
Size: Over 30,000
Commander-in-Chief: General Twan Mrat Naing
Deputy Commander-in-Chief: Dr. Nyo Twan Awng
Secretary (1): Colonel Kyaw Han
CEC member: *Lt. Col. Kyaw Han was AA representative in NCCT.
The Arakan Army (AA) was founded to protect the Rakhine people and to establish peace, justice, freedom and development. The AA has fought alongside the KIA since the conflict with the government army resumed on June 9, 2011. More than half of their troops have been trained by the KIA.
1. self-determination for the multi-ethnic Rakhine population.
2. safeguard national identity and cultural heritage.
3. promote national dignity and Rakhine interests
The United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) joined forces with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and started fighting alongside the KIA against the Tatmadaw (military). The armed group is a close ally of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO/KIA), the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF/TNLA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). As a member of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), the ULA participated in the peace process in Myanmar under the U Thein Sein administration, but was rejected when the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed.
On the other hand, clashes between the AA and the Tatmadaw continue unabated. Fighting between the two sides intensified in 2019 and 2020 and expanded to Kachin State, northern Shan State and the entire Rakhine State, as well as Paletwa Township in Chin State.
Despite talks with the Tatmadaw, fighting between the two sides has not subsided, delaying the ceasefire. As a result, elections could not be held in some constituencies in Rakhine State because security was not guaranteed.
Fighting between the AA and the Tatmadaw abruptly stopped during the post-election period, and there were talks about holding elections in those constituencies. Later, a ceasefire was reportedly reached between the AA and the Tatmadaw.
Official delegation team
Col. Kyaw Han
Khaing Thu Kha
FUA, The Northern Alliance –
26 Aug 2021 – ULA released a statement regarding covid 19
07 Aug 2021 – ULA released a statement No. 6-2021
04 Aug 2021 – ULA released a statement No.5-2021
20 Jul 2021 – ULA released a statement regarding stay at home
19 Mar 2019 – ULA released a condemnation Letter in 2019
07 Jan 2019 – ULA released a statement No.1/2019 (Bur)
27 Dec 2018 – Northern Alliance released a statement
17 Jan 2018 – Northern Alliance released a statement No.1/2018 (Bur)
05 Nov 2017 – ULA released a statement
23 May 2017 – ULA released a statement
23 Jan 2017 – Northern Alliance released a statement No.1/2017 (Bur)
22 Dec 2016 – Northern Alliance released a statement No.6/2016 (Bur)
21 Dec 2016 – Northern Alliance released a statement No.5/2016(Eng)
29 Feb 2016 – ULA released a condemnation Letter in 2016
18 Nov 2015 – AA-MNDAA-PSLF-Joint-Statement-on-18th-Nov-2015
20 Oct 2015 – AA released a 6/2015 statement (Bur)
20 Oct 2015 – AA released a 6/2015 statement (Eng)
05 Aug 2015 – AA-MNDAA-TNLA-open call to sign peace agreement
28 Apr 2015 – AA statement on current conflicts in Rakhine state
01 Mar, 2015 – MNDAA, TNLA and AA released a joint statement
** Updated on Jan 30, 2021