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On 7 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 7 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 7, 2018

1795: The Prince of Orange, stadhouder-in-exile of the Netherlands, issues a letter to all colonial governors telling them to surrender to the British. (The VOC in Batavia do not comply)

1819: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar
http://meridian103.com/issue-1/history/william-farquhar-first-resident-of-singapore/
https://www.malaymail.com/news/opinion/2018/03/18/is-the-man-who-made-singapore-william-farquhar1/1601289
https://littlesingaporebook.com/2016/01/16/william-farquhar-the-other-founder-of-singapore/

1950: The United States and Great Britain recognize the Vietnam government of Bao Dai, and also Laos and Cambodia
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/inch008.asp

1965: First air bombing of North Vietnam by American forces from their Air bases in Thailand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-jets-conduct-retaliatory-raids

1966: Summit in Honolulu between US president Johnson and his South Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Cao Ky
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/7/newsid_2536000/2536257.stm

1986: Snap presidential election in the Philippines. President Ferdinand Marcos wins against Corazon Aquino with blatant fraud. The election will be nullified on March 24 in favor of Corazon Aquino
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/918/today-in-philippine-history-february-7-1986-the-comelec-conducted-presidential-and-vicepresidential-snap-elections
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_presidential_election,_1986

1990: Death of Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military figure, born on July 13, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_M._Santos
http://www.uprotc.org/alumni/general-alfredo-m-santos.html

2008: The famous Vietnamese dissident Hoang Minh Chinh dies at 85 after a long illness
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7234214.stm

2011: Thai and Cambodian troops clashed for a fourth day over a disputed border area surrounding a 900-year-old Khmer temple, which both sides claim as their own. Thai nationalists are calling on their government to « reclaim » the area
http://www.france24.com/en/20110207-battle-rages-over-hindu-khmer-temple-thai-cambodian-border-un-security-council
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Thailand-Cambodia-Dispute-a-Test-for-ASEAN-115471614.html