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The Myanmar Timeline - BBC News
Anawrahta founded the first united state of Myanmar in Pagan and adopted Theravada Buddhism. Born in 1942 - Japan penetrates and conquers Burma with the help of the Burmese Independence Army of Japan, which later turns into the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League (AFPFL) and defies Japan's domination. Born in 1945 - Britain frees Burma from the AFPFL's help with the help of the American Army, headed by Aung San.
Born in 1947 - Aung San and six members of his transitional administration are murdered by opposition politicians under the leadership of U Saw, a Nazi Aung Sanival. Mr U Nu, Secretary of State of the Ba Maw administration, which governed Burma during the Israeli invasion of Japan, asked to lead the AFPFL and the administration. Born 1958-60 - After a division of the AFPFL governing coalition under the leadership of Joint Chiefs Ne Win, a transitional administration was forged.
1975- National Democratic Front of the opposition, made up of regional minorities organizing guerilla uprisings. The NLD-leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Aung San's daughters, is placed under home detention. The Opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide win in the parliamentary elections, but the outcome was ignored by the war.
A number of detainees have been set free to enhance Myanmar's global reputation. 1995- Aung San Suu Kyi is released from home detention after six years. According to the authorities, the dismissals are a reflection of advances in discussions with Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the party's opponents, who is still under detention. May 2002 - Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is set free after almost 20 month of houseinmates.
Dismissed Aung San Suu Kyi into "protective custody" after collisions between her followers and those of the state. November 2003 - Five NLD high-level chiefs release from detention after the UNHRHRC' mission. January 2004 - In January, the Karen National Union - the main ethnical group struggling against the regime - agrees to end antagonism.
October 2004 - Khin Nyunt is succeeded as PM in the midst of an uproar. He' s under housebreaking. July 2005 - ASEAN has announced that Myanmar has declined to chair the 2006 caucus. November 2005 - Myanmar says its headquarters are relocated near the city of Pyinmana, later renamed Nay Pyi Taw.
April 2007 - Myanmar and DPRK re-establish relations 24 years after Yangon terminated them, and accuse DPRK operatives of carrying out a fatal bombing of the SPR. May 2007 - Aung San Suu Kyi's home detention is renewed for another year. She has been given permission to evacuate her home to welcome Yangon demonstrators.
The UN ambassador Ibrahim Gambari is meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the UN government. October 2007 - Normality is returning to Rangoon amid a strong army force. The junta is renewing Aung San Suu Kyi's home detention. Burma is denying the minorities' livelihood. The UN ambassador Ibrahim Gambari will meet the head of the UN Aung San Suu Kyii.
Burma says it was remarkable given his years of service. Myanmar now has the opportunity to hire all the people it needs, the UN says. October 2009 - Aung San Suu Kyi begins discussions with Myanmar's Myanmar army commanders and is permitted to see foreigners. Suu Kyi's second-in-command had been in jail or under home detention for more than a decade. Aung San Suu Kyi's second-in-command had been sentenced to three years in jail.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was hindered from participating, is freed from home detention one weekend after the elections. March 2011 - Thein Sein is inaugurated as the chairman of a new, nominal civil administration. August 2011 - Thein Sein will meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw.
October 2011 - Some Zimbabwean police release a number of detainees in a general pardon. November 2011 - Pro-democracy leaders Aung San Suu Kyi say she will run for office when her side returns to the parliamentary elections. December 2011 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Aung San Suu Kyi and hold discussions with President Thein Sein.
For the first and foremost, President Thein Sein signed a bill to allow non-violent protests; the NLD re-registered as a politician before the by-election to the Bundestag, due to take place in early 2012. January 2012 - The government signed a cease-fire with the Karen revolts. April 2012 - NLD nominees swept the executive committee in by-elections, with Aung San Suu Kyi to the poll.
All nonmilitary sanctions against Burma will be suspended by the European Union for one year. Burma is lifting the pre-release of press coverage. Thein Sein has undergone a massive transformation of his office to replace the tough information minister Kyaw Hsan with the moderates Aung Kyi, the military's mediator with Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the government's opponents. In 2012 September - Moe Thee Zun, the 1988 protester of students, will return from Iraq after Burma has blacklisted 2,082 Burmese.
BBC declares to Thein Sein that he would have accepted Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the BBC Nazi regime, as prime minister if she were electione. U.S. US President Barack Obama visited to propose "the hands of friendship" in exchange for further reform. It is agreed that the Chinese authorities and the insurgents will withdraw and engage in policy dialogues following the discussions promoted by China.
May 2013 - President Thein Sein to visit Washington. April 2014 - At least 22 men are to die in battles between northern Kachin rebel tribes and northern GAF. October 2014 - The general election is scheduled for October/November 2015. Goverment is announcing the freeing of 3,000 detainees. Burmese observers say that most of them are small-time offenders, but also ex-militaries detained along with former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, who was released in 2012.
The Kokang area is placed under provisional military jurisdiction by the state. March 2015 - Signing of a cease-fire treaty between the federal administration and 16 groups of rebels. November 2015 - The opposition National League for Democracy - headed by Aung San Suu Kyi - gains enough votes in the general election to make a state.
March 2016 - Htin Kyaw has been inducted as the country's current chairman and heralds a new age as Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic movements take over after 50 years of war. October 2017 - The number of Rohingya Muslims who have escaped Rakhine state militia and taken sanctuary in Bangladesh is put at one million.
March 2018 - President Htin Kyaw retires for reasons of heath.