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Chronologies and profiles 1997-

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Title: CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS (2005-2015)
Description/subject: A chronology of events by year from 2005-2015 summarising: AID... CHILDREN... DEMOCRACY... DISPLACEMENT... DRUGS... ECONOMY... ENVIRONMENT... ETHNIC ISSUES... HEALTH... HUMAN RIGHTS... INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS... LANDMINES, BOMBS... REGIME... WOMEN
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2016


Individual Documents

Title: Events of 2009
Date of publication: December 2009
Description/subject: For Burma’s generals, 2009 was little more than a breathing space between last year’s constitutional referendum and next year’s election. For everyone else, however, it was a year full of disturbing developments, with just the faintest ray of hope on the horizon. Early in the year, the plight of the Rohingya grabbed the headlines, highlighting a humanitarian crisis that is just one of many in military-ruled Burma. Before the year was over, tens of thousands of refugees from other ethnic minorities would pour over the country’s borders with Thailand and China, fleeing military offensives launched by the junta and its allies. But for the regime, all of this was merely a sideshow. The generals’ main tasks for the year were to keep opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi safely under wraps—which it accomplished thanks to an unwanted American “visitor” and a compliant court—and to rein in restive cease-fire groups ahead of the 2010 election. When it wasn’t settling scores within its own borders, the regime was busy forging new ties overseas. But while the Burmese generals found fellow pariah state North Korea to be a natural ally, they seemed less sure about how to respond to the friendly overtures from the US, their staunchest international critic. Many in Burma welcomed the US initiative with cautious optimism, but after yet another year marked by farce and tragedy, few look forward to the year ahead with any great expectations... Rohingya Refugees on the High Seas; A Pact between Pariahs: Burma and North Korea; Courtroom Theater of the Absurd; The DKBA: Bloodstained Opportunism; Border Guard Force Proposal Sets Off Test of Wills; The Kokang Conflict: The Beginning of the End for Ethnic Insurgency in Burma?; US Rethinks Its Burma Policy
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 9
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=17327
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2010


Title: Looking Back at Burma 2008
Date of publication: December 2008
Description/subject: "The Irrawaddy gives a chronological rundown on the top news-making moments from January to November"
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 12
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2008


Title: Names That Made The News [in 2008]
Date of publication: December 2008
Description/subject: Win Tin, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ashin Pannya Vamsa, 88 Generation Students, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, Aung Thaung, Maung Sue San and Thakin Tin Mya, Ein Khaing Oo, Khin Maung Aye, Htun Htun Thein, Nay Phone Latt, Aye Aye Win, Bo Kyi, Khin Ohmar, Charm Tong, Zoya Phan, Mahn Sha.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 12
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2008


Title: Review of 2005 in Burma and the Region
Date of publication: December 2005
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2006


Title: The Faces of Burma 2005
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: By December 2005 The Irrawaddy presents around three dozen profiles of those making headlines in Burma and abroad
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 12
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2006


Title: The people of 2004
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "Who made an impact in Burma in 2004? The Irrawaddy has compiled its own list of the 25 people who caught the public eye in an event-packed year"...Photos and profiles of:- Artists: Win Pe Myint, Min Wae Aung...Pop Singer: Htun Eindra Bo... Musician: Maung Maung Zaw Latt/Htoo Ein Thin...Model: Thet Mon Myint...Actor: Lu Min...Writer: Kyaw Win...Public Figure: Dagon Taya...Scholar: Prof Dr Myint Myint Khi...Social Service: Than Myint Aung...Media Commentator: Amyotheryei Win Naing...Ethnic Leader: Shwe Ohn...Media: BBC Burmese Service...Rights Group: AAPP...Newsmakers of 2004: Gen Bo Mya (Karen rebel leader); Zarni (founder of the Free Burma Coalition); U Lwin (secretary and spokesman of the National League for Democracy); Min Ko Naing (former student leader); Aung San Suu Kyi (democracy leader and Nobel laureate); Gen Khin Nyunt (former prime minister)... Politics: Sr-Gen Than Shwe; Deputy Sr-Gen Maung Aye; Gen Thura Shwe Mann; Lt-Gen Soe Win (new Prime Minister).
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 12, No. 11
Format/size: html, jpg
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Burma’s Influential Figures (2003)
Date of publication: December 2003
Description/subject: "Power 18" is a list of Burma’s most influential figures of 2003. It is not comprehensive but includes individuals inside and outside Burma whom The Irrawaddy feels made significant contributions—positive and negative—to the country this past year. For our more superstitious readers, that 1 + 8 = 9 is merely a coincidence..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 10, December 2003
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2004


Title: 2002: Year in Review
Date of publication: December 2002
Description/subject: Suu Kyi Moves, Junta Stalls; Thai-Burma Relations: A Family Feud? Rising Tensions: Reports of Human Rights Violations and Social Unrest on the Rise; Death of a Despot, End of an Era; Playing Diplomacy with the Junta; Goodbye to Premier; Kyat Hits Rock Bottom.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 10, No. 10
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Year in Review: 1999
Date of publication: January 2000
Description/subject: 18-page summary of news items
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 8, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 1998: a Year of Standoffs
Date of publication: January 1999
Description/subject: "In 1998, the roadside standoff between Aung San Suu Kyi and the military reflected the larger impasse between the SPDC and the National League for Democracy. In a surprise move, Burma's military leaders changed the name of the government to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) at the end of 1997, but this has been regarded as only a cosmetic change and, in 1998, there was ardly peace or development in Burma as political instability continued with the potential for future explosion..."
Author/creator: Editorial
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Year in Review: 1998
Date of publication: January 1999
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 7, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: CHRONOLOGY 1998
Date of publication: 01 January 1998
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2010


Title: Chronology 1997
Date of publication: January 1998
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003