November 22, 1990 |
Myanmar's military government Wednesday was reported to have jailed a local employee of the British Embassy in an apparent effort to sever ties between Western governments and Myanmar's democracy movement. The official, Nita Yin Yin May, the embassy's information officer, was sentenced to three years in prison by a military tribunal, diplomats said. She was accused of violating the country's official secrets act.
May 30, 1990 |
Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader whose party is claiming a landslide election victory, remained under house arrest Tuesday despite being the pivotal figure in a pending delicate transfer of power between army and civilian governments. As votes from Sunday's election were counted, many said they see the 44-year-old academic as their only hope for a change of leadership free of bloodletting and revenge in Myanmar, formerly Burma.
May 29, 1990 |
In a stunning upset, the major opposition party of what was formerly Burma won a landslide victory over pro-military parties in Myanmar's first multi-party elections in 30 years, the government conceded Monday. The military regime promised to hand over power once a new constitution is drafted. The victory by the opposition National League for Democracy, or NLD, is a big step toward the return of democracy in Myanmar, analysts said.
May 2, 2002
MYANMAR Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken for a secret meeting with Myanmar government leaders, a military official said, raising hopes that she would soon be freed after 18 months of house arrest. Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi, 56, leads the opposition National League for Democracy party. The NLD won a landslide election victory in 1990 but has been blocked from taking power by the military.
September 4, 2000 |
Authorities moved against Myanmar's battered opposition party, surrounding the homes of its leaders and effectively shutting down its nerve center in a crackdown that has triggered international condemnation. The military regime said senior members of the opposition National League for Democracy party were "requested to stay at their respective residences."
February 22, 2003 |
A court sentenced Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to a week in jail for an offense stemming from a family dispute, but it suspended the punishment and let her go home. Suu Kyi was convicted of unlawful restraint for barring her cousin, Soe Aung, from the family compound in the capital, Yangon. Aung Shwe, chairman of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, called the verdict "politically motivated."