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National Peace and Development Council
Between 1988 and 1997, the SPDC was known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), which superseded the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP). 2 ] In 1997 SLORC was abrogated and restored as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). SLORC members' mighty local army leaders were moved to new posts and moved to the Yangon city.
They were not accepted into the SPDC. There were eleven high-ranking SPDCs. Junta members had much more powers than cabinett leaders, who were either more young soldiers or more civilian.
The SLORC was founded when Burma's armed forces under the command of General Saw Maung (later upgraded to'Senior General' Saw Maung, who passed away in July 1997) took over on September 18, 1988 and crushed the'Four Eight Uprising'. SLORC gave order no. 1/1988 on the date of assumption of authority, after which the armed forces had taken control and declared the creation of the SLORC.
The SLORC repealed all "organs of state power" established under Burma's 1974 constitutional order in Decree No. 2/1988. Pyithu Hluttaw (the 1974 Constitution's legislature), the Council of Ministers (the Cabinet), the Council of People's Judges (the judiciary), the Council of Ombudsmen (the "Prosecutor General's Office"), the Council of Ombudsmen (the "General Audit Office") and the state/region, municipality, municipality and People's Council were repealed.
SLORC also declared that the service of the deputy ministers of the former Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) administration, which he had succeeded, was also over. The SLORC, together with the ministers, ensured that the deputy ministers in the former BSPP administration from which it had taken office were also dismissed, since the deputy ministers were not officially regarded as part of the Council of Ministers, according to Burma's 1974 constitution.
SLORC's orders given on the date of its acquisition can be found in the September 19, 1988 edition of The Working People's Daily. SLORC's first chairman was General Saw Maung, later Senior General, who was also Prime Minister. His resignation as Chairman of the SLORC and Prime Minister took place on April 23, 1992, when General Than Shwe, later Senior General, took over both positions from him.
SLORC was abrogated on 15 November 1997 and re-established as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Most, but not all, members of the abolition ist SLORC were in the SPDC army regimes. The SPDC has been heavily accused by a number of West African NGOs such as the Burma Campaign UK, the US Campaign for Burma, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
These organizations, as well as the United Nations and the Karen People' s Right Group, have reported serious violations of Burma's humanitarian law under their regimes, including: In four successive SPDC accounts, the UN Secretary-General has appointed the SPDC for violations of internationally accepted conventions banning the recruiting and use of childrenoldiers.
SPDC is said to have displaced populations from tens of state-run tent shelters near the former Yangon and ordered them to go back to their houses, regardless of the circumstances to which they were exposed.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that despite the takeover of control by the new quasi-civilian Burmese administration, the use of hard labor remains high. The European Union withdrawn Burma's trading preferences in March 1997 because of the spread of hard labor and other mistreatment.