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Peng Jiasheng, life and times of a Kokang warlord

'King' of Myanmar's Chinese micro-state highlights web of Sino-Burmese connections

Peng Jiasheng, the founding leader of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDDA), an armed group based in the Kokang region of northern Shan state, who died on Feb. 16 at the age of 94.    © AP

TAIPEI/BANGKOK -- An extraordinary ceremony in the Myanmar town of Mongla in eastern Shan State bordering China, on Tuesday will highlight the role of Peng Jiasheng, one of the country's most enigmatic rebel figures.

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