Burma RegimeBurmese regime
J. May, Burma Myanmar:
Burma's government uses Orell's ways.
The recent indignation of Burma's Burma army junta against Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's undemocratic ruler, has been the subject of a number of legitimate internal outcry. While not achieving her primary goal by permitting her to urge her fellow members to pursue her long struggle for Burma's restoration of political domination, she will have reminds the rest of the rest of the world how ruthlessly the state is.
She tells the reader of her website that Ms Suu Kyi is recovering in a picturesque city by the river because safety precautions do not allow her to continue travelling as so many Burmese detest her appeals to travelers and business people to be boycotted. Not one of Burma's state newspapers dare to tell this rubbish or even a message about their failed trip shows that the government does not believe its own history.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has voiced his concerns about the regime's refusal to allow free movements and has urged it to solve the problem in a peaceful manner. The United Kingdom, the United States and various members of the Association of South East Asian Nations have also condemned it. Burma's police have released several hundred protesters.
Myanmar was fortunate enough to join ASEAN in 1997, but if the army junta thought this would give it serious ness internationally, it was not. Mr President, the European Union is refusing to address Burma at world level summits. It is questionable whether the recent clash will alter the regime's democratization policy. However, it will at least make it more difficult for the government to find cracks in the walls of the ancients.
Born in 1962 Coup & Ne Win regime
Burma achieved sovereignty over Britain in 1948. This was followed by a time when Burma was a multiparty democracy, but generally marked by unstable politics and fierce struggles between the states. By 1958, the army chief of staff, Ne Win, was instructed to form a transitional regime to re-establish order, which detained and exported many "communist sympathizers" and permitted a new vote in 1960.
Yet this stableness continued only until March 2, 1962, when Ne Win directed a putsch and became the leader of the state as chairman of the Revolutionary Council and also as prime minister. Under the new government, "parliamentary democracies are unsuitable for Burma," the new government suspend the Burmese parliament and dissolve the legislative branch.
Ne Win's policy would also make Burma one of the worlds impoverished states. After the seizure of office, General Ne Win led several reform efforts, and between 1962 and 1974 almost all facets of the company were nationalized or nationalized. The new system, the so-called "Burmese Way to Socialism", linked nationalization and centrally planned work in the Russian manner with the state's realization of superstition.
He also formed the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) and was its president for 26 years, from July 4, 1962 to July 23, 1988. Throughout Burma's years of the socialist path, privately-owned clinics were transferred into government property and a system of state clinics and institutes was set up in Burma.
From 1962 to 1965 important legislation was passed against tenants to protect farmers' lands and properties and to lease them. Twelve years after his attempted revolution on March 2, 1974, Ne Win disbanded the Revolutionary Council and declared the Socialist Republic of Burma.
Though Ne Win stepped down as president in November 1981, he remains the BSPP leadership and Burma's last president until his retirement in 1988. Ne Win nationalized the country's economies and adopted a self-sufficiency policies that kept Burma separate from the outside world. 2.
Negro markets and unbridled trafficking provided the needs of the population, while the federal administration gradually slipped into collapse. In addition, Zimbabwe's repression has led many cultured citizens of Burma to flee the state. He decreed in 1963 that 50 and 100 kyats of banknotes, Burma's money, were no longer lawful because they were hoarded by blahmarketers and used to fund various riots.
All of these reform by the Chinese authorities resulted in the forcing of immigrant businesspeople and investment to walk, the growth of trafficking in the subprime mortgage markets, Burma being designated "least developed country" by the UN in 1987, and external indebtedness rising to an astonishing three-quarters of GNP in 1988.
There were occasional protest against the army regime during the reign of Ne Win, but they were almost always violently repressed. At the 7th July 1963 the regime stopped the rallies at the University of Rangoon and killed 15 people. On June 6, 1974, employees from more than 100 plants across the country took part in a strikes, to which the Thamaing Textile Factory and Sinmalaik Yard in Rangoon responded with shots fired at some 100 employees and undergraduates.
That same December, the armed forces took violent action against the regime at the burial of U Thant, former UN Secretary-General. Even students' demonstrations in 1975, 1976 and 1977 were quickly repressed by the armed forces with overpowering violence. Tatmadaw, the Burma armed forces, murdered, assassinated and mutilated 3,000 or more protesters in various locations throughout Burma from August 8-12, 1988 and again on September 18, 1988, demonstrating that Ne Win's valedictory address was not an empty scare.
A large number of students protests and other pro-democracy militants escaped to the Thai-Burmese frontier, where a large group of militants are still working to turn Burma into a working democratic state.