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Htang Gam Shawng

Htang Gam Shawng is a Kachin political and military leader. He is the vice chairman of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO)[2][3] and the commander in chief of the Kachin Independence Army.[4] Shawng was also previously the chief of staff of the KIO.[5]

Htang Gam Shawng
Vice Chairman of the KIO
Assumed office
27 January 2018
Preceded byN'Ban La[1]
Personal details
Political partyKachin Independence Organisation
Military service
AllegianceKachin State
Branch/serviceKachin Independence Army
RankLieutenant general


  1. ^ Phanida, Daw (3 January 2018). "Dialogue policy will remain unchanged despite leadership change in KIO". Mizzima. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kachin Militia Appoints New Leaders Amid Ongoing Hostilities With Myanmar Forces". Radio Free Asia. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "General N'Ban La becomes KIO chairman | Eleven Myanmar". Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) | Myanmar Peace Monitor". Myanmar Peace Monitor. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ Kumbun, Joe (2 January 2018). "Analysis: KIO Kicks Off New Year with New Leadership". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 8 May 2018.