Arakan Liberation Party/Army
Armed Wing: Arakan Liberation Army (ALA)
Founded: April 9th, 1967 (First time), June 1st, 1974 (Second time)
The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) is advocating freedom and ethnic rights for Rakhine people in Myanmar. Its headquarters is based on the Indian border near Rakhine State. The ALP’s armed wing, the Arakan Liberation Army (ALA), has fought against the Myanmar army near the Indo-Myanmar and Thai-Myanmar border. ALP/ALA has 4 military camps: battalion no. 9 (Bangladesh border), Danyawaddy battalion and Arakan Ranger (India border), Yamarwaddy battalion (Karen state).
Maesot (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh),
CEC members: 4th Conference elected (19-24 Nov 2014)
The Arakan Liberation Party/Army (ALP/ALA) was reorganized for the second time and adhered to the policy ” The enemy weapons are our weapons’ ‘. The group signed a state-level ceasefire on April 5th, 2012 and was among the groups that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on October 15th, 2015 under U Thein Sein administration. The ALP/ALA participated in the Myanmar peace process along with 10 other ethnic armed groups that signed the NCA.
In 2019, fighting between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw (military) intensified throughout Rakhine State. The ALP expressed grave concern over the destruction of houses of tribes living in the state and especially the destruction of ancient cultural heritage. The group appealed to both sides to exercise extreme caution so that no innocent civilians are harmed by the war.
The ALP, which lost its headquarters in clashes with the Arakan Army(AA) near the India-Myanmar border in 2016 and 2017, wants to resolve the political crisis through political means.
The ALP strongly believes that the root cause of the armed conflict in Rakhine State is a political one and that the solution should be found only through the provisions of the NCA and not through military means.
Ceasefire & Peace Process
Ceasefire: 5 April 2012
*Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin was a
Official delegation team
|#||Date||Location||Militia rep||Govt Rep||Details|
|1||4-5/04/2012||Sittwe, Rakhine||Deputy Chairman U Khaing Soe Naing Aung, and ALP Joint Secretary Khine Thukha||Rakhine State Minister of Security and Border Affairs Colonel Htein Lin||ceasefire|
|2||09/09/2013||Chiang Mai, Thailand||ALP||UPWC-Aung Min/ Khin Yee/MPC- 13 representatives||Informal meeting|
|3||08/11/2013||Yangon-MPC||ALP||UPWC technical team||Informal meeting|
|4||09/11/2013||Yangon-MPC||ALP/ ABSDF||UPWC- Aung Min||Informal meeting|
|5||16/02/2014||Yangon||ALP – Secretary General – Khine Thukha||U Aung Min and MPC||Informa meeting|
|6||18/07/2014||Naypyitaw||ALP – Khine Soe Naing, Saw Mya Yar Zar Lin –||Minister Khin Yee, Minister Aung Min||Informa meetin|
- ceasefire beginning April 6, 2012
- opening of liaison offices
- ALP/ALA allowed freedom of movement without arms
- Rakhine State Liberation Party (RSLP) members also allowed to move freely without arms.
Dec 31, 2014 – ANC released a statement on 230th Lost Sovereignty Day
Jun 26, 2014 – Two ALP cadres are under detention of the Government Army since 16 June 2014, said a statement
Feb 05, 2014 – ALP leader vice president Khine Son Naing Aung interview in Voice of Arakan
Dec 04, 2012 – ALP Statement on UN third committee resolution (Burmese)
Nov 26, 2012 – Statement of Arakan Liberation Party (Burmese)
Sep 27, 2012 – ALP statement on the Arakanese Public Seminar
Sep 20, 2012 – ALP statement on present illegal Bangali problems inside Arakan
Jun 14, 2012 – Our statement (ALP statement on the crisis in Arakan state)
Jun 10, 2012 – ALP statement on current infiltration and genocide by illegal immigrants
Jun 05, 2012 – ALP statement on Sittwe-Riot
Mar 10, 2012 – 2nd annual CC meeting statement
Jan 23, 2012 – Thank statement for peace trip
Dec 31, 2011 – ALP statement on 227th National Black Day