A civilian was sworn in as president on March 30, 2016, in what turned out to be a brief interruption from military rule.
On this day in 2021, Ma Mya Thwet Thwet Khine became the first person to die as a result of the junta’s crackdown on protesters, 10 days after being shot in Naypyitaw.
Ma Mya Thwet Thwet Khine, 20, was shot in the head during a protest in Naypyitaw.
On this day a year ago, Min Aung Hlaing voiced his displeasure at the 2020 election outcome by saying the Constitution should be scrapped if it was not being adhered to.
The military’s spokesperson said the military would continue its efforts using all means at its disposal until the election dispute was settled.
On this day a year ago, USDP vice chair U Khin Yi organized the first of a series of protests targeting the Union Election Commission for announcing the NLD’s poll win.
Less than a month after the NLD’s 2015 general election victory, Myanmar’s new leader met Senior General Than Shwe, the man who ordered her kept under house arrest.
Six years ago today, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met President U Thein Sein and Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing to discuss the transfer of power to the NLD weeks after its election win.
This week a year ago, the UEC officially announced a landslide win for the NLD in the general election, with local and foreign monitors ruling the vote free and fair.
After 10 years and two months of freedom, Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is back under house arrest again.
In 1988, U Ne Win’s regime was facing a wave of popular protests that culminated in the historic ‘8888 Uprising’.
On this day in 1995, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released from six years of house arrest ordered by the former junta.
As a strong defender of imperialism, Sir Winston Churchill defused any potential tension with U Nu by saying they must bury old animosities.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is 76 today as she spends a 15th birthday in captivity.