Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army

Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army

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The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA, ), formally the Kokang Democracy Party,Fredholm, Michael (1993). Burma: ethnicity and insurgency. Praeger. p. 205. ISBN 978-0275943707. is a rebel army of Kokang people in northeastern Burma and has existed since 1989. The army, also known as the Eastern Shan State Army,Dupont, Alan (2001). East Asia imperilled: transnational challenges to security. Cambridge University Press. p. 308. has had a ceasefire with the Burmese government for two decades.. Associated Press. August 28, 2009. Yang Mao-liang is the leader of the MNDAA.

Background

The area had been under the control of several warlords since the 1960s.South, Ashley (2008). Ethnic politics in Burma: states of conflict. Taylor & Francis. p. 140. ISBN 978-0203895191. The army was formed on March 12, 1989, after the local Communist Party of Burma leader, Phone Kyar Shin (Peng Jia Sheng), who had been with the communists since 1968, broke away and formed the MNDAA. Along with his brother, Peng Jiafu, they became the new unit in Kokang.Rotberg, Robert (1998). Burma: prospects for a democratic future. Brookings Institution Press. p. 169.

The rebels soon became the first group to agree to a ceasefire with the government troops.<ref...
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