Pa-O National Organisation

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Pa-O National Organisation

ပအိုဝ်း အမျိုးသား အဖွဲ့ချုပ်
ChairmanU Aung Kham Hti[1]
Founded1949 (1949)
HeadquartersTaunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar;
Pa-O Self-Administered Zone (controlled territory)
IdeologyPa-O interests
ColoursBlue, Green, Red
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
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Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
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Seats in the Shan State Hluttaw
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Party flag
Pa-o nationality flag.svg

The Pa-O National Organisation (Burmese: ပအိုဝ်း အမျိုးသား အဖွဲ့ချုပ်) is a Pa-O political party in Myanmar (Burma). Its armed wing, the Pa-O National Army, has 400–700 active personnel.[2]

The PNO administers the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, which consists of three townships in southern Shan State: Hopong, Hsi Hseng, and Pinlaung townships.[1]

The PNO campaigns for the Pa-O people and promotes agricultural and work programmes across its controlled territory, in additional to building schools and hospitals in the area.[3] The organisation's armed wing, the Pa-O National Army (PNO), also has an informal alliance with the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF) and the Karenni Army, in an attempt to prevent the spread of drug use and smuggling in their territory.


  1. ^ a b South, Ashley (2008). Ethnic Politics in Burma: States of Conflict. Oxon: Routledge. pp. 122–124. ISBN 0-203-89519-3.
  2. ^ "Armed ethnic groups". Myanmar Peace Monitor.
  3. ^ "Pa-O National Organization presents its policy, stance and work programmes" (PDF).