Palaung State Liberation Front

The Palaung State Liberation Front (Burmese: ပလောင်ပြည်နယ်လွတ်မြောက်ရေးတပ်ဦး; abbreviated PSLF) is a political organization in Myanmar. Its armed wing, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), has around 1,500 members.[1]

Palaung State Liberation Front

ChairmanTar Aik Bong
Secretary-GeneralTar Bone Kyaw
FoundedJanuary 1992 (January 1992)
HeadquartersNamhsan, Shan State, Myanmar
Armed wingTa'ang National Liberation Army
IdeologyPalaung interests
ColorsGreen, Red, White
Party flag
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Official website


The Palaung National Front (PNF) was founded on 12 January 1963 by national leaders from different parts of Shan state. On 12 January 1976 Mai Kwan Toung, one of the military commanders of the PNF who had allied himself with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), set up the Palaung State Liberation Organization (PSLO) and its armed wing, the Palaung State Liberation Army (PSLA).

On 27 April 1991, the PSLO and PSLA concluded a ceasefire agreement with the SLORC. However, some members of the party, dissatisfied with the cease-fire and refusal to reach an acceptable political settlement, formed the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) on 12 January 1992 at the headquarters of the Karen National Union in Manerplaw, under the leadership of Mai Tin Moung.