1962: Following the military coup, General Ne Win formed a single-party state and his Socialist Programme Party became the only political party.
1989: Under the martial law, pro-democracy activists were arrested. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of opposition National League for Democracy was put under house arrest.

To compare different weapons, SIPRI measures the export value using a common unit called trend-indicator value (TIV), expressed in US dollar at constant 1990 prices.

Source: SIPRI Arm Transfers Database
Kuang Keng Kuek Ser / PRI