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Time line: Important recent Myanmar story
Then Burma comes under the Ne Win junta after a bloody putsch. Septembre 1988: General Saw Maung assumes another army putsch. She is co-founder and director of the National League for Democracy. 1989: Burma changes its name to Myanmar in English and the name of the Yangon city.
Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under home detention for trying to split the army. 1990: Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy gains more than 80 per cent of parliamentary seat in the 1990 election, the first free election in the nation in almost 30 years. Burma tritt der ASEAN (Association des nations de l'Asie du Sud-Est).
The UN General Assembly adopts a motion to condemn the government's actions and call for the freeing of demonstrators. The cyclone Nargis strikes Myanmar and kills more than 22,000 people. The Burmese courts convict Suu Kyi, then 64, for violating the conditions of her home detention for visiting Yettaw. She' s condemned to another 18 month home detention, as are two of her fellow tenants.
Yettav is condemned to seven years of forced labour, but US Senator Jim Webb receives his freedom soon after. The junta has announced a new electoral bill that excludes Suu Kyi from participating in the forthcoming domestic electoral process, appealing to her sentence in the courts. She' s lived under housebreaking for more than 14 years in the last 20 years.
Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein and several other government officials are resigning from their positions to take part in the forthcoming poll. NLD refused to sign up for the polls, disqualified itself as a politician and disbanded as such. At the same time, Suu Kyi activists said they will found a new National Democratic Force, which includes some members of the NLD.
Burma will be holding its first election of the country ruled by the army june since 1990 on November 7. Nov 2010 Planned date of Suu Kyi's resignation from home custody and imprisonment after 14 years.