Mong Nawng, Mong Naung[1] or Mongnawng is a town in Shan State, Myanmar. It is located a few miles to the west of the Nam Pang river.[2]

Mong Nawng
Town
Mong Nawng is located in Myanmar
Mong Nawng
Mong Nawng
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°30′N 98°20′E / 21.500°N 98.333°E / 21.500; 98.333Coordinates: 21°30′N 98°20′E / 21.500°N 98.333°E / 21.500; 98.333
Country Burma
StateShan State
DistrictLoilen District
TownshipMong Nawng Township
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

HistoryEdit

In British Burma Mong Nawng was the capital of Mongnawng State, one of the large Shan States. The town had a population of 693 in 1901.[3]

More recently the area has been ravaged by conflicts between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Burmese Army.[4]

Beginning on 6 October 2015 a large scale offensive by the Tatmadaw comprising 20 Burma Army battalions has been launched in central Shan State. The aim of the military is to seize Shan ceasefire territories in Kehsi, Mong Hsu and Mong Nawng townships, using heavy artillery and with fighter jet and helicopter gunship air support to indiscriminately shell and bomb civilian areas. These attacks have displaced thousands of Shan, Palaung, Lisu and Lahu people causing a new humanitarian crisis.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mong Naung Conflicts: Tatmadaw Launches Counter Attack
  2. ^ Mong Nawng Map - Burma Google Satellite Map
  3. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 408.
  4. ^ "Southern Shan State". Thailand Burma Border Consortium. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  5. ^ SSA-N Official: ‘We Will Not Let Them Take Our Headquarters’
  6. ^ Attacks in central Shan State

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