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Ta'ang National Liberation Army

တေအာင္း အမ်ိဳးသား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး တပ္မေတာ္ 

www.palaungland.org/eng
www.pslf-tnla.blogspot.com

Political wing: PSLF (latest Palaung political group; not to be confused with PSLO that disarmed in 2005 and transformed into a Militia)

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SUMMARY

Founded: Jan, 1992
Headquarters: Mobile Operational Area
(Naung Cho, Kyaukme, Hsipaw, Kutkai, Namtu, Mann Ton, Namhsan, Mong Mit, Mongoke in northern Shan state)
Estimated strength: 1500s

Leader:

  • Chairman: Tar Aik Bong
  • General Secretary:Tar Bone Kyaw

Palaung State Liberation Organization (PSLO/A) made cease fire to the government in 1991 and disarmed in April 2005. Palaung leaders Tar Aik Bong and Tar Bone Kyaw formed the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) to fill the gap of armed struggles and continued to fight against the Myanmar military. Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) is the army wing of PSLF. Currently, TNLA are fighting alongside the KIA and SSPP/SSA against the government in northern Shan state.

After the 2010 elections, the government recognized the areas that Palaung (also known as Ta’ang) inhabit in northern Shan state as an administration zone. However it remains very underdeveloped and there are very few schools and hospitals.

CEC member:

  • Chairman: Tar Aik Bong
  • General Secretary: Tar Bone Kyaw
  • Commander-in-Chief: Tar Hod Plarng

CC Member: 21

Standing Committee Member: 3


Peace Process

Non-ceasefire group

# clashes: 80s (2012)
120s (2013)


Official delegation team

None


Liaison offices

None


Meetings

 #  Date  Location  Armed Group Rep  Govt Rep  Details
1 31/07/2013 Muse Lt. Col. Tar Bone Kyaw, Tar Khu Larn from PSLF/TNLA "U Aung Min from UPWC/ Chairman of Pyithu Hluttaw Socioeconomic Development Committee U Maung Maung Swe" Both side agreed to say that the today’s peace talks was a successful one, prepare for the next meeting to be able to sign a ceasefire agreement and continue to hold a political dialogue after ceasefire. Both sides exchanged views on matters related to security and development of the region and eradication of narcotic drugs. While the peace talks in progress, local Palaung nationals expressed their expectations for TNLA, performing traditional dances near Shweli Yeiktha.
2 14/10/2013 Shwe Li, China Lt. Col. Tar Bone Kyaw from TNLA Hla Mg Swe, Dr.Min Zaw Oo Informal
Members of the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) met with the Myanmar Peace Centre’s (MPC) technical team in the Chinese city of Shwe Li this past Monday. The meeting was one of several intended to strengthen trust between the ethnic armed group and the government. The PSLF is one of the remaining armed groups that haven’t inked a ceasefire with the government.
3 16/07/2014 Namtkham, headquarter TNLA/ PSLF NA At least 178 government soldiers were killed in fighting against the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) over the past six months, with more than 100 clashes during that period, the TNLA says.TNLA said in a statement on Thursday that only 10 TNLA soldiers were killed.

Developments

Demands from PLSF Central Committee meeting (from Aug 6-8, 2012):

  1. To stop military offensives in Ta’ang areas.
  2. To declare a nationwide ceasefire.
  3. To hold all inclusive political dialogue with all ethnic groups.

Statements

27 September 2015 - TNLA released a statement on peace process and current political affairs (Eng)
27 September 2015 - TNLA released a statement on peace process and current political affairs
10 September 2015 - AA, MNDAA and TNLA released a statement on EAOs - President meeting
05 August 2015 - AA, MNDAA and TNLA released a joint statement to call for ceasefire (Eng)
05 August 2015 - AA, MNDAA and TNLA released a joint statement to call for ceasefire (Bur)
06 July 2015 - PSLF/TNLA released a statement on the NCA (Eng)
06 July 2015 - PSLF/TNLA released a statement on the NCA (Bur)
24 June 2015 - PSLF/TNLA released a statement after bi-annual meeting
17 Mar 2015 - TNLA released a statement on current armed conflicts and peace talks (eng)
17 Mar, 2015 - TNLA released a statement on current armed conflicts and peace talks
10 Mar, 2015 - TNLA released a statement on police cracked down on student protest
01 Mar, 2015 - MNDAA, TNLA and AA released a joint statement
Feb 17, 2015 - PSLF/TNLA released a statement on war in Laukkai
Jan 12, 2015 - TNLA released a statement on the 52nd anniversary of Ta'ang National Revolution Day
Nov 20, 2014 - TNLA released a condolence statement on the dead of officer cadets (bur)
Nov 20, 2014 - TNLA released a condolence statement on the dead of officer cadets (ta-aung)
Jul 17, 2014 - Statement on the TNLA's Central Committee biannual meeting on 12-15 July 2014
Mar 10, 2014 - PSLF's explanation statement on tea leaf farmers
Feb 27, 2014 - Condolence letter of PSLF for the village head death by Govt attack
Feb 10, 2014 - TNLA Statement to denounce the fighting of government (Bur)
Feb 10, 2014 - TNLA Statement to denounce the fighting of government (Eng)
Feb 06, 2014 - TNLA released a statement on taking census
Jan 27, 2014 - P.S.L.F/T.N.L.A open letter to Military for related to peace
Jan 12, 2014 - PSLF statement on 51st Anniversary of Ta'ang National Resistance Day (Eng)
Jan 12, 2014 - PSLF statement on 51st Anniversary of Ta'ang National Resistance Day (Bur)
Nov 05, 2013 - TNLA Statement over conflict with government army
Aug 04, 2013 - PSLF/TNLA held a public meeting in Mann Ton township
Aug 01, 2013 - PSLF/ TNLA Statement on peace talks in Muse town (Eng)
Aug 01, 2013 - PSLF/ TNLA Statement on peace talks in Muse town (Bur)
Jul 31, 2013 - TNLA's 9 points proposal in Muse meeting
Jul 26, 2013 - Statement on the meeting between TNLA and UPWC
Feb 08, 2013 - Letter to the President requesting an invitation to ceasefire talks
Jan 18, 2013 - Palaung statement on the 50th Golden Jubilee National Revolutionary Day
Jan 12, 2013 - Statement on Golden Jubilee Palaung National Revolutionary Day
Sep 23, 2012 - Palaung group statement on peace
Oct 15, 2012 - PSLF statement to encourage the Palaung community about the peace process
Jan 12, 2012 - PLSF statement on 49th National Revolution day


Conflict news

May 16, 2013: Closing ceremony for basic military training and officer training course by the KIA for TNLA soldiers.

Total clashes: 80s (2012), 120s (2013) and 3 (updated on Jan 3, 2014)*

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