Burma Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Despite multiparty elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party winning a decisive victory, the military junta ruling the country refused to hand over power. Key opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG San Suu Kyi, under house arrest from 1989 to 1995, was again placed under house detention in September 2000; her supporters are routinely harassed or jailed.
NOTE: The information regarding Burma on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burma Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burma Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.