Myanmar under Military Regime

Burma under military regime

Leap to Why do we insist on recognizing the militia rule? Burmese military generals on Armed Forces Day. The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar. I personally still use "Burma" today because it shows that I support the people of the country and not the military regime. Both in Burma and Indonesia, the military had played a prominent role in gaining independence, and soldiers had played an early role in the government.

Time line: Myanmar reforms - BBC News

In Myanmar (also known as Burma), a transition has been underway since November 2010, when the country's army rulers were superseded by a new military-backed civil regime. USDP, the Union Solidarity and Development Parties, the most important military-backed political group, has claimed a sweeping win in the first election in 20 years.

According to the ruling regime, the regime marked the shift from army to civil democrat. Aung San Suu Kyi, who was hindered from participating, is freed from home detention one weekend after the elections. Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted permission to use the Net by the state. Amnestied by the new regime, the new regime releases thousand of detainees, but few of them are still in prison and the move is denied by a right-wing group as "pathetic".

Yang San Suu Kyi is permitted to make a policy trip out of Rangoon; a few day later she will meet President Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw. Over 200 prisoner politicians are released in a general pardon. Suu Kyi says she will run for office when her side returns to the parliamentary stage.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Aung San Suu Kyi and holding discussions with President Thein Sein. Thein Sein signed a bill that for the first and only allows non-violent march. NLD re-registered as a governing body before the parliamentary by-elections due to take place in early 2012.

Burma's officials have agreed a cease-fire with the Shan insurgents and ordered the army to cease operation against the Kachin rebel people. Goverment sign a cease-fire with the Karen insurgents. The NLD is taking part in an electoral process for the first since 1990, winning 43 out of 45 places in important legislative by-elections, which are seen as an important test of Myanmar's course of reforms.

United States reacts by relaxing penalties against Myanmar. EU also agreed to lift most of Myanmar's penalties and opened an agency in the largest town of Yangon. One of 43 members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) who has won a place in parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi is making her parliament d├ębut.

U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Myanmar on the first meeting of a U.S. guide. For the first timeframe of almost 50 years, the Myanmar authorities announce that private papers will be licensed in Myanmar from April 2013. It has lifted a 25-year prohibition on the holding of meetings of more than five persons.

Took Thein Sein on his first Europe trip as world warlord. Tin Sein cautions that the regime will use violence to prevent "political opportunists as well as religion extremists" from inciting interfaith hate. MEPs have criticised this step as too early and say that it will reduce the EU's influence on Myanmar.

They are denied by the authorities. Myanmar's authorities are announcing the release of more than 3,000 detainees, among them former secret service personnel who were allegedly closely associated with former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt. Jonah Fisher of the BBC notes that five years ago the BBC failed to agree to the discussions. A number of papers are printing front pages in order to protests against the arrests and detention of Myanmar media.

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