Daily Archives: 4 février 2017

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 4 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “Conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on February 4, 2017

1899: The Philippines-American War begins
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/filamwarbreaksout.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/913/today-in-philippine-history-on-february-4-1899-marked-the-start-of-the-filipinoamerican-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WxrAjiATMk&feature=related

1922: By the «Shantung Treaty» the territory of Kiaochow (Jiaozhou) in Shantung (Shandong) is returned to China by Japan. The area had been leased by Germany in 1898, but seized by Japan at the outbreak of war in 1914
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Kiaochow.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4707399

1932: Japan occupies Harbin (Manchuria)

1932-02-04 Japonais entrent Harbin

1942: Battle of Makassar (Indonesia) won by the Japanese on Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/the-battle-of-makassar-strait/

http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/a/Makassar.htm

1945: Start of the Yalta Conference, foreshadowing the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yalta-conference-foreshadows-the-cold-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnzMnFEWJY

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1948: Independence of Ceylan (later Sri Lanka) inside the British Commonwealth

1967: Because threat on their security, wives and children of Russians leave China for Soviet Union

1972: A force of 824 soldiers, the last of Thailand’s 12,000 troops serving in South Vietnam, departs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-thai-contingent-departs-south-vietnam

1973: International inspection team arrives in Vietnam to monitor the thruth signed on 27 January
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2528000/2528261.stm

2003: The Bengali Hindus declares the independence of the Republic of Bangabhumi from Bangladesh
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Hindu-republic-born-in-Bangladesh/articleshow/36407847.cms?referral=PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabhumi
http://newsfrombangladesh.net/view.php?hidRecord=327851

2004: The father of Pakistan nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan explains to the nation that he is the only responsible for the selling of nuclear secrets to others countries. He is immediately pardoned by general Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

2011: Border skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops broke out at the disputed area in Si Sa Ket province near the 900-year-old Hindu temple of Preah Vihear
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110204-two-dead-thai-cambodian-border-dispute

2012: Second double veto of Syria resolution by Russia and China draws condemnation from rights groups and US envoy who calls it « unforgivable »
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201224162422121856.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16890107

 

Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: National Day

On 4 February in South Asian history

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 4, 2017

1891: Birth of Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha, who died on March 19, 1978
http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/former/ayyangar.asp
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/anathasayanam-ayyangar.html

1917: Birth of Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, president of Pakistan (March 1969-December 1971) who died on August 10, 1980
http://presidentyahya.com/

1922: Birth of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi
http://www.kamat.com/indica/music/bhimsen_joshi.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_QZVQ-3EG8

1938 : Birth of Birju Maharaj, leading exponent of Kathak dance
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-dance/dancers/pandit-birju-maharaj.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/birju-maharaj.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birju_Maharaj

 

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1948: Independence of Ceylan (later Sri Lanka) inside the British Commonwealth

1974: Death of of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, born on January 1, 1894
http://www.biography.com/people/satyendra-nath-bose-20965455
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/south-asia/satyendra-nath-bose-forgotten-genius-of-the-higgs-boson

1974: Birth of Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urmila_Matondkar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmQaEMD7Ps

1978: Junius Richard Jayewardene is elected Sri Lanka president (up to January 2, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene

1987: Assassination of Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan feminist and founder of RAWA, born on February 27, 1956
http://www.onthisdeity.com/4th-february-1987-%E2%80%93-the-murder-of-meena-keshwar-kamal/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meena_Keshwar_Kamal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Association_of_the_Women_of_Afghanistan

1987: India and Pakistan sign an agreement to reduce tension on their border

1990: Birth of Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese voice actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruka_Tomatsu

1998: An earthquake in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2534000/2534279.stm

2002 : Bhagwan Dada, Indian film actor and director, passed away http://www.thehindu.com/2002/02/05/stories/2002020503130500.htm
http://www.sify.com/movies/bollywood/profile.php?id=110714770&cid=2399

2003: The Bengali Hindus declares the independence of the Republic of Bangabhumi from Bangladesh
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Hindu-republic-born-in-Bangladesh/articleshow/36407847.cms?referral=PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabhumi

2004: New Delhi High Court quashed bribery charges in Bofors case
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-february-2004-delhi-high-court-quashed-bribery-charges-in-bofors-case

2004: The father of Pakistan nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan explains to the nation that he is the only responsible for the selling of nuclear secrets to others countries. He is immediately pardoned by general Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

2010: A Pakistani neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, is convicted of trying to kill American military officers while she was in custody in Afghanistan. Thousands demonstrate in Pakistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/nyregion/04siddiqui.html?ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/02/201024102050255189.html

 

Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: National Day

On 4 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 4, 2017

1899: The Philippines-American War begins
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/filamwarbreaksout.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/913/today-in-philippine-history-on-february-4-1899-marked-the-start-of-the-filipinoamerican-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WxrAjiATMk&feature=related

1942: Battle of Makassar (Indonesia) won by the Japanese on Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/the-battle-of-makassar-strait/

http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/a/Makassar.htm

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1972: A force of 824 soldiers, the last of Thailand’s 12,000 troops serving in South Vietnam, departs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-thai-contingent-departs-south-vietnam

1973: International inspection team arrives in Vietnam to monitor the thruth signed on 27 January
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2528000/2528261.stm

2009: Myanmar’s military government calls for economic and diplomatic sanctions against the country to be lifted before it will consider any reform or political reconciliation
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/02/2009245534355540.html

2011: Thein Sein, Myanmar’s outgoing prime minister, is chosen to become the military-run country’s first civilian president in half a century in  a cosmetic shift that does little to end the army’s dominance in politics
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/02/2011248226620572.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/world/asia/05myanmar.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: Border skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops broke out at the disputed area in Si Sa Ket province near the 900-year-old Hindu temple of Preah Vihear
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110204-two-dead-thai-cambodian-border-dispute

2013: Cremation ceremony of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9847986/The-cremation-ceremony-of-Cambodias-King-Norodom-Sihanouk.html#?frame=2470522
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21328920

On 4 February in Japan’s history

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on February 4, 2017

1615: Death of Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese Christian warlord while in exile in Manila, born in 1552
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Takayama_Ukon

1703: In Edo, 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit Seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death (a very famous story in Japan)
http://www.sarudama.com/japanese_folklore/fortysevenronin.shtml

1898: Birth of Japanese Ito Shinsui, Japanese painter who died on May 8, 1972
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_ito_shinsui.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Ito+Shinsui&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&ei=fgksT6CpLMO5hAes_sHgCg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CC4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543
http://www.hanga.com/prints.cfm?ID=36

1918: Death of Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander, born on April 12, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiyama_Saneyuki

1922: By the «Shantung Treaty» the territory of Kiaochow (Jiaozhou) in Shantung (Shandong) is returned to China by Japan. The area had been leased by Germany in 1898, but seized by Japan at the outbreak of war in 1914
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Kiaochow.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4707399

1932: Japan occupies Harbin (Manchuria)

1932-02-04 Japonais entrent Harbin

1942: Battle of Makassar (Indonesia) won by the Japanese on Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/the-battle-of-makassar-strait/

http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/a/Makassar.htm

1945: Start of the Yalta Conference, foreshadowing the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yalta-conference-foreshadows-the-cold-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnzMnFEWJY

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1953: Birth of Kitaro, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitaro

1966: Birth of Kyoko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_kyoko.shtml
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0463592/

 

1990: Birth of Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese voice actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruka_Tomatsu

 

On 4 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on February 4, 2016

960: Coronation of Zhao Kuangyin, as Emperor Taizu, initiating the Song dynasty (960-976), born on March 23, 927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizu_of_Song                                                                                                                                   http://www.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/html/en/33History193.html

1895: Birth of ethnic Chinese musician Liu Tianhua who died on June 8, 1932
http://www.philmultic.com/home/instruments/erhu.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Tianhua
http://www.scmp.com/article/1002830/remembering-liu-tianhua

1904: Birth of Deng Yingchao, wife of Zhou Enlai, who died on July 1, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Yingchao
http://www.china.org.cn/china/CPPCC_anniversary/2009-09/16/content_18539506.htm

1922: By the «Shantung Treaty» the territory of Kiaochow (Jiaozhou) in Shantung (Shandong) is returned to China by Japan. The area had been leased by Germany in 1898, but seized by Japan at the outbreak of war in 1914
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Kiaochow.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4707399

1932: Japan occupies Harbin (Manchuria)

1932-02-04 Japonais entrent Harbin

1945: Start of the Yalta Conference, foreshadowing the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yalta-conference-foreshadows-the-cold-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnzMnFEWJY

1951: The Chinese Central People’s Government orders the confiscation of the property of the capitalists

1952: Birth of  Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yinhe

1967: Because threat on their security, wives and children of Russians leave China for Soviet Union

1975: Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
http://theearthquakemuseum.weebly.com/1975-haicheng-quake.html
http://decodedpast.com/haicheng-earthquake-1975-example-earthquake-prediction/6026

1975-02-04 Haicheng hearthquake

2012: Second double veto of Syria resolution by Russia and China draws condemnation from rights groups and US envoy who calls it « unforgivable »
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201224162422121856.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16890107

2014: Death of Wu Ma, Hong Kong actor, director, producer and screenwriter, born on September 22, 1942
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420671/veteran-actor-wu-ma-dies
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hong-kong-actor-director-wu-676894

On 4 February in Asian history

1932-02-04 Japonais entrent Harbin

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 4, 2017

960: Coronation of Zhao Kuangyin, as Emperor Taizu, initiating the Song dynasty (960-976), born on March 23, 927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizu_of_Song                                                                                                                                   http://www.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/html/en/33History193.html

1615: Death of Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese Christian warlord while in exile in Manila, born in 1552
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Takayama_Ukon

1703: In Edo, 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit Seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death (a very famous story in Japan)
http://www.sarudama.com/japanese_folklore/fortysevenronin.shtml

1891: Birth of Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha, who died on March 19, 1978
http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/former/ayyangar.asp
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/anathasayanam-ayyangar.html

1895: Birth of ethnic Chinese musician Liu Tianhua who died on June 8, 1932
http://www.philmultic.com/home/instruments/erhu.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Tianhua
http://www.scmp.com/article/1002830/remembering-liu-tianhua

1898: Birth of Japanese Ito Shinsui, Japanese painter who died on May 8, 1972
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_ito_shinsui.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Ito+Shinsui&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&ei=fgksT6CpLMO5hAes_sHgCg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CC4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543
http://www.hanga.com/prints.cfm?ID=36

1899: The Philippines-American War begins
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/filamwarbreaksout.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/913/today-in-philippine-history-on-february-4-1899-marked-the-start-of-the-filipinoamerican-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WxrAjiATMk&feature=related

1904: Birth of Deng Yingchao, wife of Zhou Enlai, who died on July 1, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Yingchao
http://www.china.org.cn/china/CPPCC_anniversary/2009-09/16/content_18539506.htm

1917: Birth of Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, president of Pakistan (March 1969-December 1971) who died on August 10, 1980
http://presidentyahya.com/

1918: Death of Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander, born on April 12, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiyama_Saneyuki

1922: By the «Shantung Treaty» the territory of Kiaochow (Jiaozhou) in Shantung (Shandong) is returned to China by Japan. The area had been leased by Germany in 1898, but seized by Japan at the outbreak of war in 1914
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Kiaochow.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4707399

1922: Birth of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi
http://www.kamat.com/indica/music/bhimsen_joshi.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_QZVQ-3EG8

1932: Japan occupies Harbin (Manchuria)

1932-02-04 Japonais entrent Harbin

1938 : Birth of Birju Maharaj, leading exponent of Kathak dance
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-dance/dancers/pandit-birju-maharaj.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/birju-maharaj.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birju_Maharaj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V4ntveybTo

1942: Battle of Makassar (Indonesia) won by the Japanese on Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/the-battle-of-makassar-strait/

http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/a/Makassar.htm

1945: Start of the Yalta Conference, foreshadowing the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yalta-conference-foreshadows-the-cold-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnzMnFEWJY

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1948: Independance of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) inside the British Commonwealth

 

1951: The Chinese Central People’s Government orders the confiscation of the property of the capitalists

1953: Birth of Kitaro, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitaro

1966: Birth of Kyoko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_kyoko.shtml
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0463592/

 

1967: Because threat on their security, wives and children of Russians leave China for Soviet Union

1972: A force of 824 soldiers, the last of Thailand’s 12,000 troops serving in South Vietnam, departs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-thai-contingent-departs-south-vietnam

1973: International inspection team arrives in Vietnam to monitor the thruth signed on 27 January
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2528000/2528261.stm

1974: Death of of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, born on January 1, 1894
http://www.biography.com/people/satyendra-nath-bose-20965455
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/south-asia/satyendra-nath-bose-forgotten-genius-of-the-higgs-boson

1974: Birth of Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urmila_Matondkar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmQaEMD7Ps

1975: Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
http://theearthquakemuseum.weebly.com/1975-haicheng-quake.html
http://decodedpast.com/haicheng-earthquake-1975-example-earthquake-prediction/6026

1975-02-04 Haicheng hearthquake

1978: Junius Richard Jayewardene is elected Sri Lanka president (up to January 2, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene

1978: Hanoi proposes again border talks to Kampuchea

1987: Assassination of Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan feminist and founder of RAWA, born on February 27, 1956
http://www.onthisdeity.com/4th-february-1987-%E2%80%93-the-murder-of-meena-keshwar-kamal/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meena_Keshwar_Kamal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Association_of_the_Women_of_Afghanistan

1987: India and Pakistan sign an agreement to reduce tension on their border

1998: An earthquake in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2534000/2534279.stm

2002 : Bhagwan Dada, Indian film actor and director, passed away http://www.thehindu.com/2002/02/05/stories/2002020503130500.htm
http://www.sify.com/movies/bollywood/profile.php?id=110714770&cid=2399

2003: The Bengali Hindus declares the independence of the Republic of Bangabhumi from Bangladesh
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Hindu-republic-born-in-Bangladesh/articleshow/36407847.cms?referral=PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabhumi

2004: The father of Pakistan nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan explains to the nation that he is the only responsible for the selling of nuclear secrets to others countries. He is immediately pardoned by general Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

2004: New Delhi High Court quashed bribery charges in Bofors case
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-february-2004-delhi-high-court-quashed-bribery-charges-in-bofors-case

2009: Myanmar’s military government calls for economic and diplomatic sanctions against the country to be lifted before it will consider any reform or political reconciliation
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/02/2009245534355540.html

2010: A Pakistani neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, is convicted of trying to kill American military officers while she was in custody in Afghanistan. Thousands demonstrate in Pakistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/nyregion/04siddiqui.html?ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/02/201024102050255189.html

2011: Thein Sein, Myanmar’s outgoing prime minister, is chosen to become the military-run country’s first civilian president in half a century in  a cosmetic shift that does little to end the army’s dominance in politics
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/02/2011248226620572.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/world/asia/05myanmar.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: Border skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops broke out at the disputed area in Si Sa Ket province near the 900-year-old Hindu temple of Preah Vihear
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110204-two-dead-thai-cambodian-border-dispute

2012: Second double veto of Syria resolution by Russia and China draws condemnation from rights groups and US envoy who calls it « unforgivable »
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201224162422121856.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16890107

2013: Cremation ceremony of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9847986/The-cremation-ceremony-of-Cambodias-King-Norodom-Sihanouk.html#?frame=2470522
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21328920

2014: Death of Wu Ma, Hong Kong actor, director, producer and screenwriter, born on September 22, 1942
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420671/veteran-actor-wu-ma-dies
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hong-kong-actor-director-wu-676894

 

Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: National Day