SLORCState Law and Order Restoration Council
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In response to SLORC's post-election restrictions, the U.S.
SLORC, despite its many promises, prevaricated about the results, arguing that when the election took place, there had not been a constitution (Nay Htun Naing 2015).
In May 1990, the SLORC government held free elections for the first time in almost 30 years and the NLD, the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, won nearly 80% of the seats.
The name change was proclaimed by the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) after it seized power in 1988.
(106) Andrew Selth, "The Burma Navy Under the SLORC", Journal of Contemporary Asia 29, no.
In fact, since 1990 the SLORC implemented market-oriented economic policy reforms.
In the aftermath of the event, the military regrouped and the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) assumed power.
General Ne Win ruled from the 1962 to 1989, when a new military regime took power and ruled the country under the name of SLORC (State Law and Order Resurrection Council).
Like their royal predecessors, Ne Win and beginning in 1988 the State Law and Order Council (SLORC; changed to the State Peace and Development Council [SPDC] in 1997), tried to glean Buddhist legitimacy through the "purification" of texts, merit-making rituals connected to the state, and the construction and restoration of religious monuments (78).
(6) In 1997, SLORC renamed itself the more palatable sounding State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC.
In September 1988, a group of generals deposed Ne Win's Burmese Socialist Program Party (BSPP), suspended the constitution, and established a new ruling junta called the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).