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Events of Myanmar's military rule

Staff Correspondent
Myanmar's military has detained state Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint on Monday, February in the morning. They said new elections would be held in the country after the end of the one-year state of emergency and they would return state power to the new government.

The president's office has declared a state of emergency in Myanmar after state councilors, the president and other senior officials were detained by the military. The military has said it will review the Union Election Commission's reforms and elections in November last year during the state of emergency.

Major events in Myanmar:

January 4, 1948: Burma (now Myanmar) gains independence from British colonial rule.

1962 -Military coup overthrows by Ne Win and the military junta.

1988: Aung San Suu Kyi returns home. Protests and demonstrations against the military junta began for demanding democracy. Hundreds of people were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters in August.

July 1989: Suu Kyi, known as a growing outspoken critic of the junta, is placed under house arrest.

May 27, 1990: Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) got a landslide victory in the country's national elections, but the military refuses to hand over the power.

October 1991: Suu Kyi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her peaceful struggle against the military regime.

November 7, 2010: A pro-junta party wins the first election in democratic Myanmar in 20 years. However, the vote was boycotted for vote rigging and bias.

November 13, 2010: Suu Kyi is released after more than two decades of house arrest.

2012: Suu Kyi wins by-election and takes a seat in parliament for the first time.

November 8, 2015: The NLD wins the first public election since 1990. Under the constitution, the military did not allow Suu Kyi to hold the presidency, but created a state councilor to lead the government.

August 25, 2017: Insurgents attack military outposts in the western Rakhine state. Several members of the military were killed. In response, the military wreaked havoc on the Rohingya Muslim population. After that several lakhs Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh.

December 11, 2019: Suu Kyi denies genocide against Rohingya in a case at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

November 8, 2020: The NLD wins the national elections in Myanmar with an absolute majority in parliament.

January 29, 2021: The Election Commission rejects allegations by the military that the election was rigged.

February 1, 2021: Myanmar's military takes control of the country for a year after the government failed to take action against allegations of vote fraud and refused to postpone the November election due to the coronavirus crisis. The NLD says Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest again.

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