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On 31 May in Asian history

ON 31 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 31 May 2019

1162: Birth of Genghis Khan, the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan
https://www.biography.com/people/genghis-khan-9308634

1223: Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kalka_River
http://begaarchers.com.au/?page_id=1170

1408: Death of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 3th shogun (1368-1394) of the Ashikaga shogunate. Born on September 25, 1358
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimitsu

1764 : The Spaniards take back Manila from the British following the signing of peace treaty at Paris
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1812/today-in-philippine-history-may-31-1764-the-spaniards-took-back-manila-from-the-british-following-the-signing-of-peace-treaty-at-paris

1802: Gia Long (1762-1820) is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1835: Birth of Hijikata Toshizo, deputy military leader of Shinsengumi, who resisted to the Meiji Restoration, and died in a battle on June 20, 1869
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/316.html

1900: US troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#boxer

1914: Birth of Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, who died on February 2, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Ifukube
http://www.akiraifukube.org/home.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wNMpGrRk50

1923: China and USSR exchange diplomats

1923: The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President
http://v1.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/onlinebooks/bhana/part02-A-54.htm

Mr. Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri, joint secretary, Natal Indian Association, who in many public capacities during the struggle rendered great service to the Community, c. 1910.

1924: The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an « Integral part of the Republic of China » whose « sovereignty » the Soviet Union promises to respect
http://www.endofempire.asia/0814-2-sino-soviet-friendship-and-outer-mongolia-4/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2667632?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1935: A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in now Pakistan killing 40,000
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Earthquake1935PakistanQuetta.html
http://quetta-city.blogspot.fr/2007/06/earthquake-1935.html

1942: Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia

http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/japanese-midget-submarine-attack-sydney-harbour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Sydney_Harbour
http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs192.aspx

https://youtu.be/dcy1vM1EGoE

1951: Omar Ali Saifuddin III is crowned 28th sultan of Brunei
http://4voicesgirls.blogspot.fr/2009/05/sultan-omar-ali-saifuddien-3.html
http://alchetron.com/Omar-Ali-Saifuddien-III-1382981-W

1951-05-31 Omar Ali Saifuddin III couronnement

1966: In South Vietnam, A 17-year old buddhist girl commits suicide by setting herself alight
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2973000/2973209.stm

1973: The US Senate votes the end of the bombing of Cambodia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2481000/2481543.stm

1974: Malaysia is the first among ASEAN countries to forge diplomatic ties with China

1976: An “East Timor People’s Assembly” selected by Indonesian intelligence services accepts annexation by Indonesia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1981: Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Jaffna_library

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVdx1QvkMo8

1987: Death of John Abraham, Indian film director, born on August 11, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abraham_(Director)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31-may-1987-john-abraham-indian-director-and-screenwriter-died

1994: Birth of Shim Eun-kyung, South Korean child actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shim_Eun-kyung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJu_vKqXy8

1996: Named Indian prime minister on May 16, Atal Bihari Vajpayee renounces because he could not obtain a parliamentary majority

2006: Local elections in South Korea. The Grand National Party largely defeat the Uri party supporting the president Roh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_local_elections,_2006

2006: The Korean Energy Development Organization (KEDO) formed by South Korea, USA, Japan and EC announces that it put an end to the project of building two nuclear plants in North Korea as planed in the 1994 agreement between USA and North Korea

2012: North Korea proclaimed itself a “nuclear state” this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-constitution/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: More than 100 people whose relatives were killed during China’s 1989 crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square have lashed out at Xi Jinping, accusing the country’s new president of taking “giant steps backwards”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10091067/Tiananmen-Mothers-condemn-Chinas-President-Xi-Jinping.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22727940

2014: The United States accuses China of acting as a “destabilising” force in pursuing its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying its failure to resolve disputes with its neighbours threatens the region’s long-term progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/us-china-destabilising-asia-pacific-region-20145317512706660.html

2016: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak rebukes Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s suggestion that he may reignite the Sabah dispute between the two nations

2017: At least 80 killed, hundreds injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40102903
http://www.dw.com/en/huge-explosion-in-kabul-extensive-damage-to-german-embassy/a-39056329


Holidays and observances

Brunei: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 31 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 31 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on 31 May 2019

1223: Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kalka_River
http://begaarchers.com.au/?page_id=1170

1900: US troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#boxer

1924: The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an « Integral part of the Republic of China » whose « sovereignty » the Soviet Union promises to respect
http://www.endofempire.asia/0814-2-sino-soviet-friendship-and-outer-mongolia-4/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2667632?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1942: Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia

http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/japanese-midget-submarine-attack-sydney-harbourhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Sydney_Harbour
http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs192.aspx

https://youtu.be/dcy1vM1EGoE

1973: The US Senate votes the end of the bombing of Cambodia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2481000/2481543.stm

1974: Malaysia is the first among ASEAN countries to forge diplomatic ties with China

1976: An “East Timor People’s Assembly” selected by Indonesian intelligence services accepts annexation by Indonesia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1981: Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Jaffna_library

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVdx1QvkMo8

2012: North Korea proclaimed itself a “nuclear state” this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-constitution/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2014: The United States accuses China of acting as a “destabilising” force in pursuing its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying its failure to resolve disputes with its neighbours threatens the region’s long-term progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/us-china-destabilising-asia-pacific-region-20145317512706660.html

2016: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak rebukes Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s suggestion that he may reignite the Sabah dispute between the two nations

2017: At least 80 killed, hundreds injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40102903
http://www.dw.com/en/huge-explosion-in-kabul-extensive-damage-to-german-embassy/a-39056329

 

Holidays and observances

Brunei: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

On 31 May in South Asian history

ON 31 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on 31 May 2019

1923 – The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President
http://v1.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/onlinebooks/bhana/part02-A-54.htm

Mr. Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri, joint secretary, Natal Indian Association, who in many public capacities during the struggle rendered great service to the Community, c. 1910.

1935: A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in now Pakistan killing 40,000
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Earthquake1935PakistanQuetta.html

http://quetta-city.blogspot.fr/2007/06/earthquake-1935.html

1981: Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Jaffna_library

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVdx1QvkMo8

1987: Death of John Abraham, Indian film director, born on August 11, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abraham_(Director)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31-may-1987-john-abraham-indian-director-and-screenwriter-died

1996: Named Indian prime minister on May 16, Atal Bihari Vajpayee renounces because he could not obtain a parliamentary majority

2017: At least 80 killed, hundreds injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40102903
http://www.dw.com/en/huge-explosion-in-kabul-extensive-damage-to-german-embassy/a-39056329

 

On 31 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 31 May 2019

1764 : The Spaniards take back Manila from the British following the signing of peace treaty at Paris
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1812/today-in-philippine-history-may-31-1764-the-spaniards-took-back-manila-from-the-british-following-the-signing-of-peace-treaty-at-paris

1802: Gia Long (1762-1820) is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1951: Omar Ali Saifuddin III is crowned 28th sultan of Brunei

http://4voicesgirls.blogspot.fr/2009/05/sultan-omar-ali-saifuddien-3.html
http://alchetron.com/Omar-Ali-Saifuddien-III-1382981-W

1951-05-31 Omar Ali Saifuddin III couronnement

1966: In South Vietnam, A 17-year old buddhist girl commits suicide by setting herself alight
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2973000/2973209.stm

1973: The US Senate votes the end of the bombing of Cambodia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2481000/2481543.stm

1974: Malaysia is the first among ASEAN countries to forge diplomatic ties with China

1976: An “East Timor People’s Assembly” selected by Indonesian intelligence services accepts annexation by Indonesia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

2014: The United States accuses China of acting as a “destabilising” force in pursuing its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying its failure to resolve disputes with its neighbours threatens the region’s long-term progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/us-china-destabilising-asia-pacific-region-20145317512706660.html

2016: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak rebukes Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s suggestion that he may reignite the Sabah dispute between the two nations

 

Holidays and observances

Brunei: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

On 31 May in Japan’s history

ON 31 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on 31 May 2019

1408: Death of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 3th shogun (1368-1394) of the Ashikaga shogunate. Born on September 25, 1358
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimitsu


1835: Birth of Hijikata Toshizo, deputy military leader of Shinsengumi, who resisted to the Meiji Restoration, and died in a battle on June 20, 1869
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/316.html

1914: Birth of Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, who died on February 2, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Ifukube
http://www.akiraifukube.org/home.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wNMpGrRk50

1942: Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Sydney_Harbour
http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs192.aspx

https://youtu.be/dcy1vM1EGoE

 

On 31 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 31 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on 31 May 2019

1162: Birth of Genghis Khan, the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan
https://www.biography.com/people/genghis-khan-9308634

1223: Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kalka_River
http://begaarchers.com.au/?page_id=1170

 

1900: US troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#boxer

1923: China and USSR exchange diplomats

1924: The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an « Integral part of the Republic of China » whose « sovereignty » the Soviet Union promises to respect
http://www.endofempire.asia/0814-2-sino-soviet-friendship-and-outer-mongolia-4/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2667632?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1974: Malaysia is the first among ASEAN countries to forge diplomatic ties with China

2013: More than 100 people whose relatives were killed during China’s 1989 crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square have lashed out at Xi Jinping, accusing the country’s new president of taking “giant steps backwards”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10091067/Tiananmen-Mothers-condemn-Chinas-President-Xi-Jinping.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22727940

2014: The United States accuses China of acting as a “destabilising” force in pursuing its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying its failure to resolve disputes with its neighbours threatens the region’s long-term progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/us-china-destabilising-asia-pacific-region-20145317512706660.html

All about Brunei

30 OCTOBER 2019

Politics & Islam in Brunei

In recent years Brunei has received international attention due to attempts to tighten and expand Syariah criminal law. The Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 (SPCO 2013) mostly consolidated already existing Islamic criminal offences
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2019/10/politics-islam-in-brunei/

6 MAY 2019

Brunei halts plan to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Brunei’s sultan has extended a moratorium on the death penalty to new laws prohibiting gay sex and adultery after a global backlash against the punishments
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/brunei-halts-plan-punish-gay-sex-adultery-death-190505181513614.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-pen

7 APRIL 2019

RAF and Royal Navy urged to cut ties to sultan of Brunei over anti-gay law

The RAF and Royal Navy are under pressure to cut links with the sultan of Brunei amid a global backlash against his country’s decision to introduce death by stoning as punishment for homosexuality
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/06/oxford-university-navy-raf-must-cut-ties-sultan-brunei-gay-death-stoning-law

27 MARCH 2019

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3003546/brunei-impose-death-stoning-gay-sex-and-adultery
https://www.dw.com/en/brunei-shariah-law-applies-death-sentence-for-homosexuality/a-48076114

2 NOVEMBER 2017

Brunei named most improved economy in the world

 Brunei Darussalam has been named the most improved economy in the world for the third year in a row in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018, which was released on Wednesday
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/brunei-named-most-improved-economy-world

5 OCTOBER 2017

Bolkiah, sultan of Brunei, celebrates 50 years in power

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is marking 50 years on Brunei’s throne with a spectacular and lavish ceremony at his golden-domed palace. Among the sultan’s contemporary monarchs, only Queen Elizabeth II has had a longer reign
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/your-gilded-chariot-awaits-brunei-sultan-celebrates-50-years-in-power-1.2101019
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/brunei-sultan-mark-golden-jubilee-lavish-celebrations

7 NOVEMBER 2016

Brunei’s second-largest daily newspaper shuts down abruptly

Brunei’s second-largest daily newspaper, the Brunei Times, published its final edition on Monday, after abruptly announcing plans for closure over the weekend, triggering online speculation about the reason
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bruneis-second-largest-daily-newspaper-shuts-down-abruptly
http://www.newmandala.org/buried-brunei-times/

3 OCTOBER 2016

New churches or temples not allowed in Brunei

Brunei is a small country with a population of only about 400,000, of whom 67 per cent are Muslims, 13 per cent Buddhists, 10 per cent Christians and 10 per cent other religions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/new-churches-or-temples-not-allowed-brunei#sthash.CAWglOel.dpuf

27 APRIL 2016

Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

The small Southeast Asian state of Brunei Darussalam has long enjoyed considerable affluence, thanks in large part to its exports of crude oil and liquefied natural gas to resource-hungry neighbours like Japan and India. According to 2010 data, GDP per capita was US$51,600 and Bruneians enjoy the total absence of sales taxes or personal income tax.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/04/27/brunei-must-diversify-its-spluttering-economy/

12 APRIL 2015

Sultan of Brunei’s son celebrates wedding in lavish ceremony

The youngest son of the Sultan of Brunei, a tiny oil-rich nation in Southeast Asia celebrated his wedding in a grand gold-plated ceremony on Sunday in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3035550/Sultan-Brunei-s-son-celebrates-wedding-mind-boggling-splendour.html
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2015/04/12/Sultan-of-Brunei-s-son-celebrates-wedding-in-lavish-ceremony.html

8 JANUARY 2015

Brunei bans Christmas public displays

Brunei recently banned Christmas decorations in public areas in the oil-rich kingdom as part of the Islamic legal and moral code implemented in May last year, according to the country’s religious affairs officials
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/455280/brunei-bans-public-displays-of-christmas
http://www.nst.com.my/node/68941

2 OCTOBER 2014

Is Brunei’s Shariah Threat Real?

http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/brunei-shariah-threat-real/

27 SEPTEMBER 2014

Brunei, S’pore talk defence policy

Officials from Brunei and Singapore recently convened for the annual Defence Policy Dialogue with the aim of fostering defence cooperation between the countries
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/brunei-spore-talk-defence-policy

18 SEPTEMBER 2014

France’s Femina literary prize boycotts hotel over Brunei sharia law

The all-woman jury of France’s prestigious Prix Femina has decided to not to stage its awards ceremony at a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei because he is introducing sharia law in his tiny country.
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20140918-france-s-femina-literary-prize-boycotts-hotel-over-brunei-sharia-law

10 MAY 2014

Hollywood turns on Sultan of Brunei

Stars boycott Polo Lounge in protest at Sultan of Brunei’s plans to introduce Sharia law at home – but waiters say it’s only them who will suffer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10821808/Hollywood-turns-on-Sultan-of-Brunei.html

5 MAY 2014

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei’s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408203/celebrities-boycott-brunei-owned-hotels-over-sharia-law

30 APRIL 2014

Brunei adopts ‘phase one’ of Islamic law

Sultan launches new penal code that will eventually include stoning, amputation and flogging as punishments
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/30/sultan-brunei-sharia-penal-code-flogging-death-stoning
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/brunei-adopts-phase-one-islamic-law-201443051454609650.html

22 APRIL 2014

Brunei delays use of sharia law

Brunei has postponed its implementation of harsh Islamic punishments, due to begin Tuesday, that have earned condemnation from the United Nations and sparked rare criticism at home

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/406040/unavoidable-circumstances-delay-introduction-of-harsh-islamic-laws

15 APRIL 2014

Brunei joins China navy exercise for first time

The Royal Brunei Navy’s (RBN) first participation at the Multilateral Maritime Exercise (MMEx) in Qingdao, China marks a historic moment for both countries, said the acting Chinese ambassador to Brunei yesterday

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/brunei-joins-china-navy-exercise-first-time

6 MARCH 2014

Sultan urges Brunei to back Islamic law

Brunei’s ruling sultan on Thursday hit back at foreign criticism of the looming implementation of a form of Islamic Shariah law that includes harsh penalties, saying the new penal code was a “great achievement” for the country
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398551/brunei-sultan-urges-country-to-support-islamic-law

26 FEBRUARY 2014

Brunei hits back at criticism over sharia

Brunei’s all-powerful sultan, stung by rare criticism, has ordered social media users to stop attacking his plans to introduce harsh Islamic criminal punishments in the placid oil-rich kingdom

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/397125/brunei-hits-back-at-criticism-over-sharia

22 OCTOBER 2013

Brunei introduces death by stoning under new Islamic laws

The Sultan of Brunei is to introduce a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/brunei/10395702/Brunei-introduces-death-by-stoning-under-new-Islamic-laws.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24624166

12 MAY 2013

More students ranked top ten in world this year

The number of students from Brunei ranked among the top ten highest in the world according to their individual subjects have increased this year, said Isabel Nisbet, Cambridge regional director of Education for the Asia Pacific

http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2013/05/12/more-students-ranked-top-ten-highest-world-year

31 JANUARY 2013

Brunei, China pledge to further enhance military ties

Brunei and China recently reaffirmed their military ties, pledging to further strengthen the cooperation between both armed forces.

http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2013/01/31/brunei-china-pledge-further-enhance-military-ties

7 JANURY 2013

Brunei to hasten Asean integration

“Brunei’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2013 will be very important in ensuring the ASEAN Community meets its 2015 deadline, and I am confident that Brunei is capable of taking the role as chair”, said executive director of the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies Dato Paduka Dr Hj Ismail Hj Duraman.                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2013/01/03/brunei-hasten-asean-integration

22 DECEMBER 2012

Brunei in the South China Sea hot seat

Territorial tensions in the South China Sea created unprecedented divisions within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2012, with member states taking divergent approaches to China’s increasing assertiveness in the contested maritime area. Now, as the chairmanship of the 10-member grouping shifts from China ally Cambodia to Brunei, also a claimant to South China Sea territory, in 2013, many analysts wonder whether there will be a qualitative shift in ASEAN’s stance on the divisive but strategically important issue
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NL22Ae07.html

25 FEBRUARY 2012

Forbes ranks Brunei fifth richest nation

FORBES has ranked Brunei Darussalam as the fifth richest country out of 182 nations due to its extensive petroleum and natural gas fields giving the Sultanate just over US$48,000 per capita
http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2012/02/25/forbes-ranks-brunei-fifth-richest-nation

14 FEBRUARY 2012

India eyes stronger defence, energy ties with Brunei

India is looking into deeper cooperation with Brunei Darussalam in the sector of defence, security and oil and gas, as part of its commitment to work closely with ASEAN countries
http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2012/02/14/india-eyes-stronger-defence-energy-ties-brunei

16 JULY 2004

Brunei sultan announces the restoration of the Legislative Council suspended since 1984

10 AUGUST 1998

The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei

http://www.answers.com/topic/al-muhtadee-billah-bolkiah

7 SEPTEMBER 1986

1986: Death of Omar Ali Saifuddin III, 28th sultan of Brunei (1951-1986), born on September 23, 1914

http://www.polymernotes.org/biographies/BRN_bio_saifuddin.htm

21 SEPTEMBER 1984

Brunei joins the United Nations

7 JANUARY 1984

After getting its independence from Britain, Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1 JANUARY 1984

Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2700.htm

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei

http://www.answers.com/topic/al-muhtadee-billah-bolkiah 

1 AUGUST 1968

The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.

http://www.answers.com/topic/hassanal-bolkiah


4 OCTOBER 1967

 

Brunei sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III abdicates in favor of his son Hassanal Bolkiah

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Omar-Ali-Saifuddin-III
http://www.answers.com/topic/hassanal-bolkiah

15 JULY 1946

1946: Birth of Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassanal_Bolkiah
http://brunei.gov.bn/government/index.htm

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1902: In Taiwan, end of the armed resistance to Japan when anti-Japanese leader Lim Siau-Niau (Lin Shao-mao) and his followers are killed near Kaohsiung
http://www.takaoclub.com/linshaomao/linshao4.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5198.html

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese Army, under the command of general Hikato, capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
https://dreamofacity.com/2015/01/14/dairen-%E5%A4%A7%E9%80%A3-or-japanese-dalian/

1925: In China, protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty after the killing of a worker by a foreman in Shanghai. Eleven demonstrators are shot by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_30_Movement
https://chineseposters.net/themes/may-thirtieth-movement.php

1951: Lieutenant Bernard de Lattre (son of the General) is killed at Ninh-Binh during the first night of the Day River assaults
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1965: Vietcong offensive against US base Danang begins

1966: 300 US planes bomb North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carry-out-new-raids

1981: Murder of General Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh since April 1977, in a military coup led by Major General Manzur
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/30/newsid_4401000/4401129.stm
http://www.londoni.co/index.php/history-of-bangladesh?id=237
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Ziaur_Rahman

1998: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt (Chagal 2)

On 30 May in South Asian history

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1950: Birth of Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/paresh-rawal/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgUiyJWEck

1981: Murder of General Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh since April 1977, in a military coup led by Major General Manzur
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/30/newsid_4401000/4401129.stm
http://www.londoni.co/index.php/history-of-bangladesh?id=237
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Ziaur_Rahman
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5342.html

1998: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000

1998: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt (Chagal 2)

2007: Death of Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet, born on October 20, 1027
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seshendra
http://hindu.com/2007/06/01/stories/2007060108350400.htm

2013: Prominent Sri Lankan human rights campaigner and parliamentarian Jayalath Jayawardena has died aged 59 in hospital in Singapore

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22720636

2013: Death of Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic and activist, born on March 28; 1927
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/remembering-vina-mazumdar/article4765937.ece

2013: Death of Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter, born on August 31, 1963
http://www.ndtv.com/kolkata-news/rituparno-ghoshs-death-leaves-kolkata-shocked-523828
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-22712973
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/the-life-and-times-of-rituparno-ghosh/277576
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30-may-2013-rituparno-ghosh-indian-director-died

2017: Three India’s ruling BJP politicians charged over 1992 mosque demolition
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-bjp-narendra-modi-ayodhya-mosque-uttar-pradesh-hindu-muslim-destruction-charged-a7764026.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/babri-case-advani-joshi-bharti-charged-with-criminal-conspiracy/article18661463.ece?homepage=true

 

 

On 30 May in Southeast Asian history

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1892: Birth of Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter who died on April 26, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Amorsolo
http://www.geringerart.com/bios/fernandocamorsolo.html

http://boverijuancarlospintores.blogspot.fr/2011/12/fernando-amorsolo.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=fernando+amorsolo&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_T2HU6HkEKyX0AXduIHIBg&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=571
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1153/today-in-philippine-history-may-30-1892-fernando-amorsolo-was-born-in-paco-manila

Juan-Carlos Boveri

1941: Death of Thailand’s king Prajadhipok (Rama VII), born on November 8, 1893
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama7.html

1951: Lieutenant Bernard de Lattre (son of the General) is killed at Ninh-Binh during the first night of the Day River assaults
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1959: Singapore has its first elections to elect 51 members to the new legislature, against 25 in the old 32-member Rendel Assembly
http://www.singapore-elections.com/general-election/1959/
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/bad3de1d-21ce-48de-99b6-6e717e47328e

1963: A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam’s National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_crisis

1965: Vietcong offensive against US base Danang begins

1966: 300 US planes bomb North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carry-out-new-raids

1969: South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-never-to-agree-to-a-coalition-government

2003: In Myanmars’s city of Depayin, Aung San Suu Kyi escapes an murder attempt by paramilitary groups under orders of the military junta. 70 of Suu Kyi supporters are killed
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs/GA2003-SRM-oral.htm
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs/HRDU2003-04/Photos%20of%20Depayin%20Massacre.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVfKL8UeTaA

2007: In Thailand, the Constitutional Court decide the dissolution of the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) of former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra for ballot rigging during the last elections

2008: Myanmar’s government has formally adopted a new constitution
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/7694880/Myanmar-Constitution-2008-English-version

2012: Suu Kyi, Burma’s democracy leader, arrives in Thailand for her first trip abroad in more than two decades.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9297758/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-in-first-foreign-trip-in-24-years.html

2013: « I am responsible for what happened during the time of Democratic Kampuchea, » Nuon Chea told the United Nations-backed tribunal, referring to the name of the country during the period, when he was the party’s second-in-command
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/10089229/Khmer-Rouge-leader-accepts-responsibility-for-Cambodias-Killing-Fields.html

2015 : FIFA supends Indonesia. Its decision “resulted from the effective ‘take over’ of the activities of PSSI (the Indonesian football association) by the Indonesian authorities,” a spokesman for the world governing body said

2016: The Philippine parliament proclaims Rodrigo Duterte the nation’s next president following his landslide election win this month, but he snubbed the high-profile event
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-parliament-proclaims-rodrigo-duterte-as-the-nations-next-president-in-his
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-president-robredo-vp/265143/

2018: Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-congress-passes-autonomy-bill-for-volatile-muslim-region
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/31/1820342/house-passes-bangsamoro-basic-law-227-11
https://www.rappler.com/nation/203707-house-of-representatives-approves-bangsamoro-basic-law