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Events 1989-1997

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Title: Etymology: Names of Burma
Description/subject: "In 1989, the military government officially changed the English translations of many names dating back to Burma's colonial period or earlier, including that of the country itself: "Burma" became "Myanmar". The renaming remains a contested issue.[25] Many political and ethnic opposition groups and countries continue to use "Burma" because they do not recognise the legitimacy of the ruling military government or its authority to rename the country."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 July 2014

Individual Documents

Title: Letter to General Ne Win from U Aung Gyi
Date of publication: August 1997
Description/subject: Rangoon May 1, 1992 Through a series of open letters to Ne Win and former members of the Revolutionary Council written between 1988 and 1992, U Aung Gyi criticized the economic policies and human rights abuses of the government. The following excerpts are from one of these letters.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Debate", Vol.. IV, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003