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Info Request: Burma Dateline 1988
Subject: Re: Info Request: Burma Dateline 1988 TO PRESENT
dawn star wrote:
> dawn star wrote:
> > dawn star wrote:
> > >
> > > dawn star wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It would be useful for readers closely following Burma events over the
> > > > past few years, lets say since 1988, to the present, to have a
> > > > of major events, in only a few words per date, and only one or two
> > > > events per month, not necessarily every month.
> > >
> > > We would like to distinguish among the highlights and ground-breaking
> > > continuation of historic events, breakthroughs in investment, like
> > > selective purchasing cities and dates, business withdrawals, un, world
> > > bank, imf, eu etc, standard major keywords, and put it all on a timeline
> > > or dateline.
> > >
> > > Below we would like to add the the dateline on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as
> > > well, as you can see, it needs extension to the present.
> > >
> > > Of course each year has its daily weekly and even monthly sagas, which
> > > is more reason to simplify and highlight special events for more all
> > > around coherent understanding.
> > >
> > > Again, this dateline is intended to consider only major breakthrough
> > > stories and critical events shaping the free burma democratic struggle.
> > > Your input will be greatly appreciated for one and all.
> > > >
> > > > If anyone has such a list, or part of such a list, would you please
> > > > it on the net for everyone to use, and we need one now. Thank you.
> > >
> > > > EUROBURMANET
> > ps it should also include major anniversaries and calender events for
> > all the principal ethnic groups. Shan, Karen, Mon, Chin, Katchin, etc
> > etc, in any order...dates are for calender reference for mutual respect
> > and understanding of all groups and peoples to be shared with everyone.
> Burma Dates- the life of Aung San Suu Kyi / Reuters
> 11 July 1995 Reuters and other sources
> THE following, prepared by Reuters, is a chronology of key events in
> Burma and the life of Aung San Suu Kyi.
> * June 19, 1947 - General Aung San, her father and the architect of
> Burma's independence from Britain, is assassinated in Rangoon along
> with six members of his pre-independence cabinet.
> *January 4, 1948 - Burma becomes independent.
> *March 2, 1962 - Army commander General Ne Win seizes power from
> Prime Minister U Nu, who is jailed.
> * April 3, 1962 - Military rulers publish their ideology, the
> Burmese Way to Socialism, an idiosyncratic cocktail of Buddhist
> metaphysis, socialist ideology and xenophobia.
> * September 5, 1987 - Government announces 25, 35 and 75 Kyat bank
> notes a longer legal tender, rendering perhaps 70 per cent of money
> worthless. Students demonstrate for first time since 1976.
> * March 12, 1988 - A fight between students and local people in a
> Rangoon tea shop snowball into demonstrations in which dozens of
> students are killed by riot police and troops in subsequent days.
> * July 23, 1988 - General Ne Win resigns as chairman of Burma's sole
> party, the military's Burma Socialist Programme Party, as
> anti-government protests continue.
> * August 8, 1988 - Millions of people all over Burma join
> demonstrations. Many die when die troops open fire on the crowds.
> * August 26, 1988 - Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first public
> appearance. Speaking to a huge crowd outside the Shewdagon Pagoda in
> Rangoon, she compares the unrest to a ìsecond struggle for
> * September 18, 1988 - The military steps into end the protests,
> setting up the Slorc. Hundred killed as troops fire at crowds.
> Thousands of students and others flee to border regions to join
> autonomy-seeking guerrillas who have been fighting Rangoon since
> Burma's independence.
> * September 24, 1988 - Pro-democracy leaders form the National
> League for Democracy (NLD) with Aung San Suu Kyi as general
> *July 20, 1989 - Aung San Suu Kyi placed under house arrest for
> ìendangering the stateî. Many other NLD leaders arrested.
> *January 16, 1990 - The Slorc's's Election Commission rules Aung San
> Suu Kyi ineligible for elections due in May.
> * May 27, 1990 - The NLD wins 392 out of 485 parliamentary seats in
> the first multi-party general election since 1960.
> *June 19, 1990 - 1990 - Slorc chief Saw Maung rules out a quick
> transfer of power, saying a new constitution is needed first.
> * December 18, 1990 - Eight NLD members elected in the May polls set
> up a ìparalled governmentî led by Aung San Suu Kyi cousin, Sein
> Win, at Manerplaw, Karen guerrillas headquarters.
> * October 14, 1991 - Aung San Suu Kyi wins the nobel Peace Prize.
> * December 15, 1991 - NLD in Rangoon expels Aung San Suu Kyi from
> *April 25, 1992 - Former prime minister U Nu is released from house
> arrest and several other political prisoners are freed from jail
> under a decree providing for the released of political prisoners
> deemed no longer a threat to the state.
> *January 9, 1993 - The Slorc's National Convention meets to begin
> drawing up the guideline of a new constitution.
> *February 14, 1994 - In her first meeting with non-family members
> since she was detained, Aung San Suu Kyi tells US Congressman Bill
> Richardson she will never pressed into leaving Burma but is ready to
> discuss anything else with the Slorc.
> * September 20, 1994 - Aung San Suu Kyi has her first talks with
> Slorc leader Than Shwe and the second most senior Slorc member,
> military intelligence chief Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt.
> * October 28, 1994 - Aung San Suu Kyi has another meeting with Khin
> Nyunt and two military officials. State media says talks were "frank
> and cordial"; and covered political and economic situation.
> *January 23, 1995 - In statement released in Bangkok, Aung San Suu
> Kyi tells exiled colleagues "there will be no secret deals with
> regard either to my released or any other issue".
> *March 15, 1995 - The Slorc releases from prisoner two senior NLD
> members, Tin Oo, former Defence Minister and co-founder of the
> party, and Kyi Maung, who led the party in the 1990 polls.
> *July 10, 1995 - Military officials in Rangoon say Aung San Suu Kyi
> is released from house arrest. (BP)
> September 17, 1998 - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speech to the people of Burma
- the reason to form Representative Committee for People Parliament
> and appeal for support,threatened with deportation as regime
> detained NLD 110 members in latest crackdown.
> 17 January 1999 - Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD accused resorting to
> gestures after the party said it was suing intelligence chief Lieutenant
> General Khin Nyunt for criminal intimidation and ``destroying'' the party
> and forcing its members to resign