Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF): A Profile of Determination

East, Bob (2006) Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF): A Profile of Determination. In Social Change in the 21st Century Conference 2006, 27 October 2006, Carseldine, Brisbane.


This paper examines the challenges for peace and independence of a Muslim Bangsamoro1 group of the southern Philippines namely the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and examines the social and political changes occurring in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. The paper will give a brief history of Islam in the Philippines then chronologically trace the formation of the MNLF. Important to the thesis of the paper will be the eras before and after 1996, necessary, because this was the year that the MNLF and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) signed an historic Peace Agreement. And the paper will attempt to explain why the MNLF has been largely ignored in the peace processes of the 21st Century, and why the GRP is reluctant to negotiate with them with the same enthusiasm as they are doing with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The paper will conclude with a prediction as to the future of the MNLF.

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ID Code: 6091
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Moro National Liberation Front, MNLF, Government of the Republic of the Phillipines, GRP, Mindinao, Sulu Archipeligo
ISBN: 1741071291
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Bob East
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:37

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