Renewed call against ALP’s liaison office in Chin State
16 September 2013: Communities in Paletwa Township have re-voiced their grave concern over ALP’s (Arakan Liberty Party) demand to establish a liaison office in the Chin township.
Khumi Chin leaders renewed their call after ALP had reportedly mentioned the issue on the agenda during their recent meeting with Burma’s Peace-making Work Committee in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
“Our people do not agree. ALP must set up its liaison offices only in Arakan State,” said Pu Khuai Yan, Amyotha Hluttaw representative of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) from Paletwa.
Community leader Aih Maung Nyo told Khumi Media Group that ALP should stay inside their own place, and work toward protecting and developing their own state.
One of the provisions in the ceasefire agreement reached on 5 April 2012 between ALP and Rakhine State government is to open liaison offices in Paletwa of Chin State, and Kyauktaw of Rakhine State.
In September 2013, the meeting between ALP and Burma’s Peace-making Work Committee in Chiang Mai, Thailand ended without reaching any agreements.#