Exiled Female Arakanese Leader Returns from Bangladesh

Dhaka: A prominent Arakanese female leader, Saw Mra Raza Lin has returned to Burma on Monday after living in exile for 24 years.

Saw Mra Zar Lin is the chairperson of the Rakhine Women Union (RWU) based in Bangladesh as well as a central committee member of Arakan Liberation Party(ALP).

She accompanied 6 members from Bangladesh through the Maungdaw-Teknaf border point across the Naff River by motor boat early morning on Monday.

When she arrived at Sittwe jetty from Buthidaung by ferry boat, nearly 600 people holding posters and signboards welcomed and received her honoring her for her work.

“I am going to put into motion my future political plan as I visit Burma. It is my first objective. The second objective is to donate some relief money to victims myself. Third is to open some liaison offices of the ALP in Arakan state in accordance with the government agreement,” she told Narinjara concerning her temporary return to Burma.

Mra Razar Lin flew to Yangon from Sittwe on Thursday. Just after arriving in Yangon, she met with leaders from the Rakhine Nationalities Development party (RNDP) there. She has reportedly asked for a appointment to meet with President U Thein Sein, Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the 88 students group and ALD leaders.

After twelve days of touring she will return to Bangladesh.