Tar Aik Bong (Burmese: တာအိုက်ပေါင်း) is the chairman of the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), and the commander in chief of an insurgent group in Myanmar called Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).[1][2] He is of Ta'ang (Palaung) descent.

Tar Aik Bong
AllegianceTa'ang National Liberation Army
Years of serviceJanuary 1992 (1992-01) – present
RankColonel
Battles/warsInternal conflict in Myanmar

Insurgent activityEdit

Tar Aik Bong was originally part of the Palaung State Liberation Organization/Army (PSLO/A), until they signed a ceasefire agreement with the government in 1991. After the dissolution of the PSLO/A, Tar Aik Bong and another Ta'ang leader, Tar Bone Kyaw, founded the TNLA alongside the PSLF to continue fighting for the self-determination of the Ta'ang people.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Myanmar Peace Monitor - TNLA".
  2. ^ Larsen, Niels (23 April 2015). "On Patrol With Myanmar Rebels Fighting Both the Army and Drug Addiction - VICE News". VICE News (Crime and Drugs).