Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization

ပအို႔၀္ အမ်ိဳးသား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အဖြဲ႔

Armed Wing: Pa-Oh National Liberation Army





Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Laybwer camp, Southern Shan State
Operational Area: Hsi Hseng, Hopong, Namhsan, Lan Khur and Mawkmai, Shan State
Estimated strength: 400+

The PNLO is the combined force of the Pa-O People’s Liberation Organization (PPLO) and
the former PNLO. The PPLO was led by Col. Khun Okkar and formed on 18 June 1991 to
continue the armed struggle after its mother organisation Pa-Oh National Organization (PNO)
led by U Aung Kham Hti, signed a ceasefire with the government. The former PNLO was
a SNPLO splinter group (Shan State Nationalities People’s Liberation Organization) led by
Brig. Gen. Khun Ti Soung and formed on 10 June 2007.

The two groups were offi cially united at a Pa-O National Conference held on 7-9 Dec. 2009 that formed the newly structured PNLA and PNLO, and drafted the PNLO constitution. Attendees included the Pa-Oh Youth Organization, Pa-Oh Labor Union and individuals such as U Khun Myint Tun (Thaton MP in 1990 election) and Khun Tin Swe (member of NCUB
and PDC). Col. Khun Okker was elected as the chairman, and Brig. Gen. Khun Ti Soung
as vice-chairman. The conference chose the name PNLO to honor the former PNLO’s initiation
and commitment to the “third revolution”.

The fi rst PNLO congress held in Laybwer military camp on 16-20 May 2013 elected new central committee members in which Khun Myint Tun was appointed the new chairman. Previous chairmen Col. Khun Okker and Brig. Gen. Khun Ti Soung have since become patrons.

The PNLO’s current headquarters is located near the Thai-Myanmar border opposite Mae
Hong Son, Thailand.

Central Committee Members:
Patrons: Col. Hkun Okker, Brig-Gen Khun Ti Saung, Khun Tet Lu
Chairman: Khun Myint Tun
Vice-Chairman: Col. Khun Thurein
General Secretary: Col. Aung Kyaw
Joint General Secretary (1): Khun Thomas
Joint General Secretary (2): Nang Nwe Nwe
Commander in Chief: Col. Khun Thurein
Chief of Staff: Lt. Col. Khun Aung Mann
CEC Member: Khun Tin Shwe Oo
CEC Member: Lt. Col. Khun Ohn Maung
CC Member: Khun Tun Tin
CC Member: Lt. Col. Khun Kyaw Htin
CC Member: Lt. Col. Khun Swe Hto
CC Member: Nang Phyu Pyar

Ceasefire &Peace Process

13th ceasefi re signing group.
Stage 1: State level ceasefire 25 Aug 2012
Stage 2: Union level ceasefire 23 Mar 2013
Stage 3: NCA signed 15 Oct 2015

Official delegation team

PNLO Peace-Making Group

State level: 7 members

  1. Khun Myint Tun (Team leader)
  2. Col. Khun Thurein (Deputy Leader)
  3. Brig. Gen. Khun Ti Saung (Member)
  4. Maj. Khun Kyaw Htin (Member)
  5. Khun Ooh (Member)
  6. Khun Tun Tin (Member)
  7. Maj. Khun Swe Hto (Member)

Union level: 12 members

  1. Col. Hkun Okker – Team Leader
  2. Khun Myint Tun – Deputy Leader
  3. Col. Khun Thurein – Member
  4. Col. Aung Kyaw – Member
  5. Khun Ooh – Member
  6. Khun Tin Shwe Oo – Member

      PNLO Peace-Making Group

  1. Maj. Khun Swe Hto – Member
  2. Khun Htee – Member
  3. Khun Tun Tin – Member
  4. Khun Thomus – Member
  5. Nang Nwe Nwe – Member
  6. Nang Myint – Member

Membership: PPST, PPWT, UPJDC, JMC

Liaison offices

1. Taunggyi (26/01/2013)
2. Thaton (21/08/2013)
3. Maukmai (08/12/2013)
4. Hsi Hseng (To be opened soon)

Alliances: PPST, PPWT/CT, UPDJC, JMC member.

Email: [email protected]


 # Date Location Armed Group Rep Govt Rep Details
123/12/2011Bangkok, ThailandKhun OkkarAung MinInformal peace meeting for both PNLO and UNFC leading to preliminary talks. PNLO Chairman Khun Okkar said that his group will observe talks involving other ethnic organization that are members of the UNFC and met with the government separately in order to study the issues being presented.
25/2/2012Chiang Mai, ThailandKhun Myint Tun, Khun Thurein, Khun Tun TinU Aung MinPreliminary meeting
Both sides plan to hold a formal state level meeting in the following month.
322/04/2012By PhoneKhun OkkarU Aung MinPreliminary meeting
Both sides plan to hold a formal state-level meeting in the following month.
427/06/2012Bangkok, ThailandKhun Okkar, Khun Myint TunU Aung MinPreliminary meeting
Agreement to sign a 7-point draft agreement.
Other PNLO delegates: Khun Myint Tun
Other govt delegates: Minister of Immigration and Population U Khin Yee
528/07/2012YangonPNLO peace delegation led by Khun Myint Tun and Col. Khun ThureinU Aung MinPreliminary meeting
Discussed ideas for the upcoming official meeting for State level ceasefire agreement. Meeting followed an exploratory trip by the PNLO peace delegation inside the country (Taunggyi, Thaton township).
625/08/2012Taunggyi, Shan StatePNLO peace delegation led by Khun Myint Tun and Col. Khun ThureinU Aung MinState Level ceasefire agreement signed
Other government delegates: union Ministers, representatives of the Lower house and Upper house, Shan state Chief Minister Sao Aung Myat and state government members, Commander of Eastern Command Maj. Gen. Soe Htut and senior military officers
723/03/2013Myanmar Peace Center, YangonCol Khun Okkar, U Khun Myint Tun, Col Khun Thurein and CEC membersU Aung Min, Union Ministers U Khin Maung Soe, U Win Tun and U Ohn Myint, Shan State Chief Minister U Sao Aung MyatUnion Level
The two sides reached an agreement in ten major sectors including relief, social affairs, anti-drug, and regional development, most important of all continued ceasefire. The two parties also agreed to continue political dialogue.
802/09/2013TaunggyiRCSS/SSA, PNO, SNLOShwe Mann, Thein Zaw, Gen. Aung Than HtutInformal meeting
Shan state government asked for 50% of Shan state revenue to spend in Shan state
920/09/2013TaunggyiRCSS, SSPP, PNLOU Aung Min (UPWC)Informal meeting
U Aung Min met delegations from RCSS, SSPP and PNLO at the sidelines of the Shan-Kayah-Mon state Trust Building Conference between Sept 21-23, 2013.
105-6/09/2013NaypyitawPNLO delegation led by Khun Myint Tun and Khun Tin Shwe OoU Aung Min, U Khin Yee, U Win Tun, U Soe Thein and U Than HtayInformal meeting
Both parties discussed the continued implementation of union level peace agreements, nationwide ceasefire, participating in national census.


  • State level ceasefire agreement signed on Aug 25, 2012 and Union level ceasefire agreement signed on March 23, 2013
  • Agreed to open liaison offices – Taunggyi, Thahton, Maukmai, and Hsi Hseng and Mauk Mai
  • Nationwide ceasefire will only be done through the NCCT
  • PNLO and Myanmar government will continue to hold informal meetings in the pursuit of peace


  • to maintain the location of PNLO/ PNLA troops
  • both sides agreed to be positioned at designated areas
  • both sides agreed not to take arms to other regions except in designated areas
  • discussions will take place regarding any violations of the signed in the code of conduct
  • to jointly manage food, clothing and shelter for troops


  • cooperate on agricultural projects


  • To cooperate in establishing Pa-Oh media *requested setting up an independent Pa-Oh news and media organization
  • cooperate on public security *22/07/2012: As per the invitation from U Aung Min, seven members from PNLO’s peace delegation visited Myanmar for ten days from July 22 -31 to hold several consultation meetings with individuals, the state Pa-Oh political parties, religious leaders, and Pa-Oh activists. They visited PNO patron U Aung Kham Hte, as well as the PNO chairman and other PNO senior leaders; held consultation meetings with Pa-Oh CBOs and CSOs at the PNO headquarters, and met with the abbot of Taung Kyaung Kyi monastery; traveled to Thaton Township in Mon state to hold several consultation meetings with the Pa-Oh community, senior Pa-Oh monks, and National League for Democracy Thaton (NLD-Thaton).


  • To cooperate on solving the drug problem Informal partnership with KNPP and ABSDF to combat drug addiction and rehabilitation.


Nippon Foundation donated 1,200 rice bags to PNLO (January 2013)


Dec 11, 2014 – PNLO released a statement to commemorate the 65th Anti-Feudalism anniversary

Jan 12, 2014 – Message to 51st anniversary revolution day of T’ang (Palaung)

May 21, 2013 – Statement of PNLO 1st Congress

Mar 26, 2013 – National Day Message

Mar 23, 2013 – PNLO Union Level Agreement (Burmese)

Mar 23, 2013 – PNLO Union Level Agreement (English)

Jan 01, 2012 – PNLO 2012 New Year Statement

Jan 31, 2011 – Statement of PNLO Annual Meeting

Sep 21, 2010 – PNLO Statement on International Day of Peace

Feb 27, 2010 – PNLO Statement on Pa-Oh-National Day

Feb 27, 2010 – PNLO Honorable Message for Pa Oh National Day

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