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The Palaung State Liberation Front (Burmese language:ပလောင်ပြည်နယ်လွတ်မြောက်ရေးတပ်ဦး; abbreviated PSLF) is a political organization with an armed wing, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). The Front, which is an ethnic minority army of about 3,000 members, represents the Ta’ang people of Burma.

HistoryEdit

The Palaung National Front (PNF) was set up 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 PSLP and PSLA concluded a cease-fire 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.

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