Coup d’etat in Burma

Update : November 14, 2022

  • Soft coup in 1958
    In the guise of “Ain Saunt Ah Soe Ya” (Caretaker Taker Government)
    Initially requested 6 months to hold free and fair elections
    Actually, took 18 months (first of many broken promises by the Armed Forces)
  • First hard coup on March 2, 1962
    By the 17-man Revolutionary Council (headed by Bo Ne Win)
    Arrested President, Prime Minister & Cabinet Ministers
    Later arrested Chief Justice, Senior Police Officers, Politicians
  • Second coup on September 18, 1988
    By SLORC (State Law and Order Restoration Council) headed by Bo Saw Maung
    Crushed the 8-8-88 movement
Proclamation in September 1988

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