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Mahn Sha La Phan: Resistance leader of Burma's Karen people, he tried to keep the opposition united

South, Ashley


In 2000, Mahn Sha La Phan, who has been assassinated aged 64, became general secretary of Burma's most significant insurgent organisation, the Karen National Union (KNU). With the death of its chairman, General Bo Mya, in 2006, Mahn Sha, a man of talent and integrity, had become the most significant figure within the KNU, and its chief ideologue. He was also a leader of the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB), and other opposition movements. Unlike most leaders of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-02-18
Type: Newspaper/magazine article


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