A Trip To Myanmar - Land of Pagodas And Temples:
In general Ne Win dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as a military commander and then as a self-proclaimed president and political figure. Despite multiparty elections in 1990, in which the main opposition party - National League for Democracy - won, the ruling council refused to transfer power. League leader and Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest from 1989 to 1995 and from 2000 to 2002, sat in jail in May 2003 and is now again under house arrest. In December 2004, the Board announced the extension of her arrest, at least for another year.