Founded: 1992 (Jan)
Operational Area: Naung Cho, Kyaukme, Hsipaw, Kutkai, Namtu, Mann Ton, Namhsan,
Namh Kham, Muse, Mong Mit, Mongoke in northern Shan state
Estimated strength: 6,000+
Palaung State Liberation Organization (PSLO/A) made cease fi re to the government
in 1991 and disarmed in April 2005. Palaung leaders Tar Aik Bong, Mai Tin Maung and other
PSLO/A leaders formed the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) to fi ll the gap of armed
struggles and continued to fi ght against the Myanmar militaryregime.
Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) is the army wing of PSLF. Currently, TNLA are fighting alongside the KIA, SSPP/SSA and MNDAA against the government in northern Shan state. There are 3 brigades in TNLA.
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.
PSLF’s aims and Objective:
1. To obtain freedom for all Ta’ang Nationals from oppression.
2. To form Ta’ang autonomy that has a guarantee for Democracy and human rights.
3. To oppose and fi ght against dictatorship and any form of racial discrimination.
4. To attain national equality and self-determination.
5. To establish a genuine federal union that guarantees autonomy.
Brig. Gen. Tar Aik Bong (Chairman)
Brig. Gen. Tar Jok Jar (vicechairman)
Col. Tar Bone Kyaw (Gen Secretary)
Commander-in-Chief: Tar Hod Plarng
Information Department: Mai Aik Kyaw
Foreign affair Department: Tar Parn La
Ceasefire & Peace Process
Ceasefire & Peace Process: Non-ceasefire group
Clashes with Tatmadaw:
Clashes with RCSS:
Central Committee: 23
Reserved Committee: ( 8 )
Official delegation team: N/A
Liaison offices: N/A
Alliances: UNFC, NCCT, FUA,
Northern Alliance - Burma.