Shan State Progress Party/ Shan State Army

သျှမ်းပြည်တိုးတက်ရေး ပါတီ (သျှမ်းပြည် တပ်မတော်- မြောက်ပိုင်း)

Also Known as Shan State Army - North

Government Name: Shan State (North) Special Region-3

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Founded: 1964/1989

Headquarters: HQ in Wan Hai, Kehsi Township, northern Shan state

Operational Area: Nam Kham, Langkho, Hsipaw, Kyauk Mae, Mong Hsu, Tang Yang, Mongyai, Kehsi, Lashio Township

Estimated strength: 4,000+

Leader: Lt.Gen Pang Fa

The Shan resistance was born on May 21, 1958. On April 25, 1960 the Shan State Independence Army (SSIA) was formed in Loi La, Mong Yawn, Kengtung state with Hkun Maha as chairman and Sao Hso Hkarn as secretary general. On Arpil 24, 1964 Shan resistance forces formed the Shan State Army (SSA) with Sao Nang Hearn Kham (Mahadevi of Yawnghwe) as chairman. In 1971, the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) was established and its first congress was held on August 16, 1971. The SSPP signed a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar government in 1989. Burma army gave a pressure on the SSPP to transform into BGF in 2010. The SSPP/SSA brigade 3 and 7 transformed into BGF in the following year but brigade 1 led by Col. Pang Fa rejected the transformation into BGF. After that, Col. Pang Fa (now Lt. Gen) rejuvenated the SSPP/SSA and have kept the ceasefire agreement even though the Shan army has been some clashes with Burma army.

CEC Members

  • General Secretary: Khun Hsaing/ Khun Hseng, Sao Khur Tai
  • Secretary 2: Sao Kham Ti
  • Spokesperson: Sao Sai La
  • Member: Sao Naw Lek

Central Committee Members : 31


Peace Process

New Ceasefire: Jan. 28, 2012

7th resistance group to sign ceasefire with the new government

Stage 2: Union level peace talks

Previous ceasefire: September 02, 1989

Official delegation team


Liaison offices

  1. Lashio (Opened - Ko Latt; in-charge)
  2. Taung Gyi (Opened - Sai Kyaw Zaw; in-charge)
  3. Kho Lam (Opened - Sai Kyaw Lwin; in-charge)
  4. Muse (not opened)
  5. Tachilek (unconfirmed)

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