Arakanese Political parties welcome US sanctions on Burma
Dhaka, 18th July 03: Following US House of Representative’s overwhelming vote in favour of sanctioning Burma, the Arakanese political parties in exile in a statement dated today welcomed the move.
Seven Arakanese political parties representing the Arakanese people welcomed the 418 -2 House vote on 15th July 03 that occurred a month after the 97 -1 Senate vote. They hoped the move would give a strong support to the cause of restoration of democracy.
The economic sanctions against the Burmese junta will only affect a handful of the workers and the majority people will not be affected, they hoped. Because the people of
If actions against the SPDC junta are not taken by the world, incidences of gruesome massacre more horrific than that of the 30th May would soon follow, it said.
Besides the parties called for the international societies including the EU, ASEAN,
The signatories of the statement included: Arakan League for Democracy (Exile), National United Party of Arakan, Arakan Liberation Party, All Arakan Students and Youths Congress, Rakhine Women’s