Arakanese Opposition: on Friday Massacre
Dhaka, 10 June 2003: The Arakan Independence Alliance, an umbrella organization of the National United Party of Arakan and Arakan Rohingya National Organization, welcomed the strong stand taken by the US in consideration of imposing further sanctions against the ruling Burmese military clique due to the crisis arising from the recent De-Pe-Yin massacre on 30th May in a statement released on 8th June 03.
The (ruling Burmese) junta is killing time, it said, without any interest for a meaningful political dialogue for national reconciliation and peaceful solution guaranteeing self-determination and equal rights to all the peoples of Burma.
The AIA demanded immediate release of all political leaders and appealed to the visiting UN envoy to have a look at the people of Arakan who have been facing large-scale persecution, genocide and ethnic cleansing. It also urged all the opposition forces to take a united and concrete stand for a clear-cut result either ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ and not ‘hallucination’.
In yet another statement, the All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress observed on 6th June 03 that the latest crisis in
In an interview the chairman of AASYC, U Kyaw Han also said that the Friday killings only shows how reluctant the SPDC junta is when it comes to the dialogue for restoration of democracy, prosperity of the country and reconciliation. Unless the junta follows the tripartite dialogue, the time has come for the people of