ARSA is not a high cal­i­bre army, says AA Maj. Gen. Tun Myat Naing

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Maj. Gen. Tun Myat Naing from Arakan Army (AA) said on April 17 that Arakan Ro­hingya Sal­va­tion Army (ARSA) was not the high cal­i­bre mil­i­tary.

He was speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence held in Pangseng where self-ad­min­is­tered Di­vi­sion Wa, United Wa State Army (UWSA) was cel­e­brat­ing 30th an­niver­sary of sign­ing peace agree­ment with the then mil­i­tary regime.

“As far as we know ARSA is not strong and ev­ery­body knows this army is not ac­tive mil­i­tar­ily. We do not un­der­es­ti­mate them. They might have their de­struc­tion ca­pa­bil­ity but their strength and ca­pa­bil­ity are not high cal­i­bre and they are not the bat­tle-hard­ened army as the govern­ment army ex­ag­ger­ates. Even if they have move­ment and ma­noeu­vre in Maung­daw area, as far as I can see, their area of ma­noeu­vre will not be vast and ac­tive,” Maj. Gen. Tun Myat Naing said.

Maj. Gen. Tun Myat Naing. Photo: EPA

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