The Alliance of Chin Refugees in Malaysia was formed at an inaugural general meeting of delegates from the following Chin ethnic communities in Malaysia on the 14th May 2005 in Kuala Lumpur:
Falam, Hakha, Kanpelet, Lautu, Mara, Matu, Mindat, Paletwa, Tedim, Tonzang, Zo, Zophei, and Zotung.
Since the initial establishment of ACR three more communities have joined, Mizo, Siyin Senthang, Mi-E and Asho bringing the total number to seventeen ethnic groups. The membership of ACR now totals 32,128 (on 2nd Feb 2010). The organization is committed to equal rights and opportunities for the diverse groups of refugees espousing unity between the leadership team.