December 12, 1991 |
Hundreds of troops were deployed today in front of the Yangon house of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, an Asian diplomat said from the Myanmar capital. "Three military trucks filled with soldiers were deploying on the road in front of the house of Aung San Suu Kyi this morning," the diplomat told Reuters news agency by telephone from Myanmar, formerly Burma. He estimated the number of soldiers at 300.
October 23, 1990 |
Government troops raided one of several monasteries they are surrounding in the central city of Mandalay and detained some of those inside, state radio reported in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Monks, who have been at the forefront of anti-government protests, had been refusing to minister to soldiers. Earlier reports said the monks had given up their boycott after troops ringed at least six monasteries.
October 21, 1990 |
Soldiers cordoned off Buddhist monasteries in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, Saturday after the military government threatened to disband Buddhist organizations whose members are refusing to minister to soldiers. The government threat, carried on state radio, also said the offending Buddhists will be expelled from their orders because they have violated the rules of their religion by becoming politically involved.
August 9, 1990 |
Security forces in Myanmar (formerly Burma) opened fire Wednesday on a peaceful dawn march led by Buddhist monks in Mandalay, killing at least four people, Western diplomats in the capital said. Diplomats quoted witnesses as saying 5,000 people took part in the march, which marked the second anniversary of huge protests against the military government and reflected growing tension over the delay in a transfer to civilian rule since May elections.
July 19, 1989 |
Authorities in Myanmar, formerly Burma, adopted stiff new penalties Tuesday for violations of martial law, providing for the death penalty and prison terms to be meted out on the spot. The measures were announced in the capital of Yangon, formerly Rangoon, on the eve of expected mass demonstrations marking Martyrs' Day. The demonstrations could provoke a confrontation between pro-democracy groups and the martial-law government.