Thursday, February 14, 2008

Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan : Interview with Burma Digest ( Click Here for Full Text)

Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan
Secretary-General and spokesperson for the Karen National Union

Born on the 5th July 1943, in Taw Gyaung village, Pan Tanaw Township, Maaubin District, Delta division, Burma.

He is a Buddhist, Poe Karen with have two sons and two daughters.

Padoh Mahn Sha graduated from Rangoon University in 1966 with a degree in History. He then joined Karen Revolution led by KNU in 1966. Before joining KNU, He was one of the KNU – UG from 1963 to 1966.

From 1966 to 1974, He had visited Ethnic revolution in Kareni, Shan and Kachin states several times. During that period, He traveled to China two times to talk with BCP and CPC.

From 1975 to 1984, He became a Joint Secretary of KNU, Nyaung Lay Bin District. In November 1984, He became a member of KNU central committee and moved to KNU Headquarters.

After joining the Karen Revolution in 1966, later he became a personal secretary of General Saw Bo Mya in 1988, the time when Saw Bo Mya was the president of KNU, DAB and NCUB.

In 1995 KNU 11th congress, He was elected as a Joint General Secretary, and in 2000 KNU 12th congress, he was elected as a General Secretary of KNU. Simultaneously he became a member of National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) secretariat.

Mahn Sha was elected General Secretary of the KNU again in 2004 KNU 13th congress and remains in that position until today.

1 comment:

sawdan101 said...

I want to said to SPDC and their partner,
(one leader pass-away
there are so many leader will become a leader to lead our freedom revolution,
even I'm myself would become a leader on some day.
even you can kill one leader but you can't kill our genaration..
even this leader dead, we will still fighting to the end of yours(i mean Burmese military regime)

saw'daniel htun-lynn