Tar Bone Kyaw (Burmese: တာဘုန်းကျော်) is a senior Ta'ang (Palaung) military and political leader in Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). He is currently the secretary general of the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), and the second-in-command of its armed wing, the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).[1][2][3][4][5]

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

Military careerEdit

Tar Bone Kyaw served in the Palaung State Liberation Organization/Army (PSLO/A) until they signed a ceasefire agreement with the government in 1991. After the PSLO/A disbanded, Tar Bone Kyaw, together with another Ta'ang leader, Tar Aik Bong, founded the TNLA alongside the PSLF to continue fighting for the self-determination of the Ta'ang people.[4]


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  2. ^ Mang, Lun Min (11 August 2015). "Govt proposes TNLA ceasefire talks". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "TNLA and Myanmar Army clashes continue". Mizzima. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Myanmar Peace Monitor - TNLA".
  5. ^ "Clashes between Gov't troops and TNLA continue". Mon News Agency. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2016.