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On 17 August in Asian history

1947-08-17 Indépendance

ON 17 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 17, 2019

1304: Death of Go-Fukakusa, 89th emperor of Japan (1246-1259), born on June 28, 1243
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fukakusa

1338: Death of Nitta Yoshisada, Japanese samurai, born in 1301
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshisada.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitta_Yoshisada

1798: The Vietnamese Roman Catholics report a Marian apparition in Quảng Trị, an event which is called Lady of La Vang
http://www.divinemysteries.info/our-lady-of-la-vang-vietnam-1798/
http://catholicism.org/our-lady-of-la-vang-the-catholic-side-of-vietnam.html

1866: Birth of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, who died on December 12, 1911
http://www.hyderabadplanet.com/mir-mahboob-ali-khan-asaf-jah-nizam.html

1909: Indian revolutionary, Madan Lal Dhingra is hanged in Pentonville prison for Sir Wyllie and Lalkaka murders, born on September 18, 1883
https://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/46_madan-lal-dhingra.html

1926: Birth of Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1989-2002)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/jiangzemin.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin

1932: Birth of V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer, Nobel Laureate 2001 who died on August 11, 2018
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2001/naipaul-bio.html

1938: Birth of Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of the Islamist terrorist movement Jemaah Islamiyah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakar_Bashir

1942: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari)

1945: Sukarno proclaims Indonesia independence

1947-08-17 Indépendance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_Declaration_of_Independence
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sukarno%27s_Proclamation_of_Indonesian_Independence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXN2-ifFYI

1945: General Leclerc is appointed commander in chief for French forces in Far East, and Admiral  d’Argenlieu administrator of French Indo-China

1945: President Jose P. Laurel announces the dissolution of the Republic of the Philippines established during the Japanese occupation

1946: Muslim riots in several large Indian cities for an independent Pakistan

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-august-1947-the-radcliffe-line-the-border-between-the-union-of-india-and-the-dominion-of-pakistan-is-revealed

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home

1949: Death of Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician, born on November 28, 1891
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Perfecto

1950: The United States of Indonesia changes itself in the Republic (united) of Indonesia

1953: Birth of Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic who died on November 19, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korrie_Layun_Rampan

1960: Indonesia break up its diplomatic relations with Netherlands

1963: Birth of S. Shankar, Indian film director
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/shankar-tamil-director/biography.html
http://spicyonion.com/director/s-shankar-biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg7qRQERhhg&feature=related

1970: Death of Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker, born on May 22, 1908
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.fr/2008/05/ratana-pestonji-father-of-contemporary.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676112/

1973: The United States and Thailand agree to begin negotiations on the reduction of American troops in Thailand

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, candidate of the Congress Party is elected president of India, sworn on 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1974
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html

1978: Birth of Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karena_Lam
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lam_karena.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fR2GnLpOQU

1981: In Sri Lanka, state of emergency is declared after ethnic clashes between Singhalese and Tamil

1982: Sino-American joint communiqué on the progressive reduction of US sales of weapons to Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique03.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7941.html1983: Three Afghan nationalist moderate movements announce their alliance and support king Zaher Shah in exile in Italy

1988: General Zia-ul-Haq, president of Pakistan, is killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur 

1988-08-17 muhammad-zia-ul-haq-crashed-airplane
http://storyofpakistan.com/death-of-general-zia-ul-haq/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_state_funeral_of_Muhammad_Zia-ul-Haq

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsq2vzjuEHo

1993: Death of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician, born on September 9, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Kang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8020.html

1999: Sellapan Rama Nathan is elected president of Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellapan_Ramanathan

2005: Foundation of the People’s New Party (Kokumin Shinto), headed by former lower house speaker Tamisuke Watanuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_New_Party

2005: Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Bangladesh_series_bombings

2006: Death of Shamsur Rahman, Bengali poet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/sep/15/culture.obituaries

2009: Thousands of supporters of Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, have joined a rally in Bangkok to present a petition to the king, seeking a royal pardon for his 2008 corruption conviction
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098174323179370.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204589.stm

2009: North Korea agrees to reopen its border with South Korea and allow tourism and family reunions to resume, the North’s KCNA news agency said
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204516.stm

2012: Taiwan’s high court clears former president Chen Shui-bian of one charge of instigating perjury in the latest legal victory for the jailed ex-leader.

2015 : A bomb explodes close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/asia/thailand-bangkok-bomb/index.html

2015 : Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party wins the most seats in the island’s parliamentary August 17 elections, blocking former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attempt to return to power
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33970289
ttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-parliamentary-election-rajapaksa-concedes-defeat/article7552952.ece?homepage=true
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-loss-spells-victory-for-democracy/

2017: Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong

2018: Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92073
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/imran-khan-becomes-pakistan-s-prime-minister-19633
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45219455

 

Holidays and observances

Indonesia : Independence Day

All about Bhutan

17 AUGUST 2019

India’s Modi holds talks with Bhutan counterpart

Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering held wide ranging talks on Saturday during which they discussed steps to further expand the bilateral partnership across several sectors as the two nations signed 10 MoUs to infuse new energy in their ties
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/indias-modi-holds-talks-with-bhutan-counterpart-1.65864807
http://www.kuenselonline.com/lyonchhen-thanks-pm-modi-for-visiting-bhutan/
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pm-modi-inaugurates-mangdechhu-hydroelectric-power-plant-in-bhutan/article29120270.ece?homepage=true

6 NOVEMBER 2018

Bhutan’s Balancing Act between China and India

Bhutan would have more room for balancing maneuvers as the Sino-India relationship is getting warmer. India would not hinder Bhutan’s balancing act unless it hurts India’s core interests. China, of course, is willing to pursue closer relations with Bhutan, the only country in South Asia which has no diplomatic ties with China
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/825.html

19 OCTOBER 2018

Bhutan Voters Opt for New Party to Form Government in Its Third General Election

As Bhutan went to the polls on Thursday 18, a large number of voters turned up with a majority opting for the new political party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which secured 55.1% of the total votes
https://thewire.in/south-asia/bhutan-elections-druk-nyamrup-tshogpa-dnt
http://www.kuenselonline.com/bhutan-votes-for-change/

17 SEPTEMBER 2018

Bhutan ruling party defeated in election

Bhutan’s prime minister conceded defeat Sunday after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation’s third-ever election
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-keeps-close-eye-as-bhutan-polls-spring-surprise-result/articleshow/65831694.cms

9 AUGUST 2017

India must stop trampling on Bhutan’s sovereignty

Marco Hung says if left to China and Bhutan, the Doklam border dispute could be easily resolved. Instead, an overbearing New Delhi, mistaking Bhutan as its ‘protectorate’, has just made things worse
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2106074/india-must-stop-trampling-bhutans-sovereignty

29 JULY 2017

Why tiny Bhutan remains the wild card in China’s border standoff with India

For more than a month now, Indian and Chinese troops have been caught up in a standoff on an obscure piece of Himalayan territory known as Dolam, which is disputed between Bhutan and China. The fundamental question is the location of the so-called triboundary point – where all three countries meet
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2104417/why-tiny-bhutan-remains-wild-card-chinas-border-standoff

29 JUNE 2017

Tiny Bhutan protests to China over road building in disputed territory

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has protested to its mighty neighbour China over road building in disputed territory that set off new frictions between Beijing and the Indian government on Thursday (June 29)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/tiny-bhutan-protests-to-china-over-road-building-in-disputed-territory
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/news/253782652/bhutan-hopes-china-will-follow-bilateral-agreement-on-borders
http://www.sify.com/news/chinas-foray-into-tiny-bhutan-threatening-himalayan-peace-news-topnews-rg3ieMjgabajd.html

25 APRIL 2017

A judicious view of the emergence of modern Bhutan

The chief justice of a country emerging from a strongly monarchical past, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuck says the modernizing kingdom can find its own path
http://www.atimes.com/article/judicious-view-emergence-modern-bhutan/

23 NOVEMBER 2016

Bhutan’s upper house rejects 4-nation traffic deal

The National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan rejected a regional traffic agreement between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) over concerns for environmental pollution and security threat
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-11/23/content_15530421.html

15 OCTOBER 2016

The China factor in India–Bhutan relations

China’s increasingly cosy relations with Pakistan, and more recently Nepal, has concerned India for many years. The country now appears to be expanding its presence in the Himalayas through negotiations with another of India’s neighbours: Bhutan
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/15/the-china-factor-in-india-bhutan-relations/

24 SEPTEMBER 2016

Evaluating Bhutan’s development

With a population of less than one million and nestled in the eastern Himalayas, this small country has adopted the sustainable development approach of gross national happiness (GNH), a measure of wellbeing that differs markedly from traditional measures such as gross national product (GNP)
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/24/evaluating-bhutans-development/

6 FEBRUARY 2016

Bhutan’s queen gives birth to a baby boy

Announcing the birth of The Gyalsey to the nation, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, said that it is the good fortune of the people of Bhutan that on this auspicious day His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is born, fulfilling the wishes and the prayers of the people.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bhutans-royal-couple-welcomes-first-child
http://www.kuenselonline.com/gyalsey-is-born-bhutan-receives-gift-most-precious/

19 AUGUST 2015

Bhutan reports US$42.87m of unused budget last year

In what is a matter of concern for planners and implementers, most government agencies continue to return a substantial amount of unused budgets to the finance ministry at the end of every fiscal year.

http://www.kuenselonline.com/nu-2-8b-of-total-budget-unused-last-year/

8 DECEMBER 2014

Bhutan for Bangladesh’s passage through India

Dhaka and Thimphu have sought Delhi’s cooperation in easing movement of trucks through Indian territory to expand bilateral trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bhutan-for-Bangladeshs-passage-through-India-68708.html

5 NOVEMBER 2014

Bhutan proposes 30% quota for women in political parties

At least 30 percent of the 47 seats in a political party should be reserved for women.This is among the 15 clauses in the Election Act to be proposed for amendment in the upcoming parliament session.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bhutan-proposes-30-quota-for-women-in-political-pa-67076.html

21 JULY 2014

Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

A small kingdom with 770,000 people nestled in the heart of the Himalayas and sandwiched by some 2.8 billion people from the world’s two most populous nations
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Bhutan-small-kingdom-with-big-diplomacy-30239031.html

27 DECEMBER 2013

Bhutan boost economy by powering India

So tiny Bhutan, with a new government looking for ways to grow the country’s economy, is not hesitating to tap its hydropower potential in collaboration with India. It hopes to increase the amount of electricity generated from the current 1,500MW to 10,000MW within seven years.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bhutan-boost-economy-powering-india

2 AUGUST 2013

Bhutan’s ‘gross national happiness’ masks problems, says new prime minister

Bhutan’s lauded ‘gross national happiness’ is overused and masks problems with corruption and low standards of living in the country, according to the country’s new prime minister.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bhutan/10217936/Bhutans-gross-national-happiness-masks-problems-says-new-prime-minister.html

26 JULY 2013

Bhutan’s Thinley still on the happiness trail

The defeat of former Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley’s party in the Himalayan nation’s second general election this month came as a surprise to most observers, given his international stature. However, in hindsight, the reasons are discernible, and point to popular disapproval of his aggressive pursuit of what can be termed as « Bhutanese exceptionalism. »

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-260713.html

13 JULY 2013

Bhutan’s opposition party scores upset win

People’s Democratic Party storms to power after winning 32 seats out of 47 in nation’s second parliamentary elections.                        http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013713125727754144.html              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bhutan/10178571/Bhutan-opposition-sweeps-to-power.html

31 MAY 2013

Bhutanese brave mountains and monsoon for election

Voters in Bhutan braved heavy rain and treacherous mountain paths to cast their ballots on Friday as the « land of the thunder dragon » began electing a government for only the second time.                                                                                                           http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130531-426490.html

27 MARCH 2013

Bhutan’s second trip to the parliamentary polls

With its second general elections, Bhutan takes one more step towards securing its democratic gains.                                                                                         http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/27/bhutans-second-trip-to-the-parliamentary-polls/

30 JANUARY 2013

Booming Bhutan

The Happiest Place on Earth?                                                                                                                        http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138797/john-berthelsen/booming-bhutan

26 JUNE 2012

Bhutan grieves for destroyed historic site

Bhutan is mourning the loss of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, a four-century-old architectural wonder that had dramatically stood on a ridge at the confluence of two rivers before it burned to the ground over the weekend.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/26/world/asia/bhutan-dzong-fire/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

22 JUNE 2012

China, Bhutan look to establish formal ties

China and the remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and resolve a long-standing border dispute, China’s foreign ministry said.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120622-354801.html

4 FEBRUARY 2012

Indian Govt lifts ban on export of essential Bhutan items

Bhutan has expressed happiness over acceptance of its request of exemption from application of any export bans on essential commodities. India has exempted Bhutan from the application of ban on export milk powder, wheat, edible oil, pulses and non-Basmati rice
http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=399062&catid=40

4 NOVEMBER 2011

South Asia’s fledgling democracy

Jigme Thinley, the prime minister of Bhutan, has told Al Jazeera that his people will seek guidance from the country’s king, who will be asked to intervene if the fledgling democracy encounters any major governing problems. Thinley’s statement has been criticised by Tshering Tobgay, an
opposition leader, who says it reflects a lack of trust and confidence in the government’s capabilities
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/11/201111310720643833.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 17, 2019

1942: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari)

1945: Sukarno proclaims Indonesia independence

1947-08-17 Indépendance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_Declaration_of_Independence

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sukarno%27s_Proclamation_of_Indonesian_Independence

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXN2-ifFYI

1945: General Leclerc is appointed commander in chief for French forces in Far East, and Admiral  d’Argenlieu administrator of French Indo-China

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-august-1947-the-radcliffe-line-the-border-between-the-union-of-india-and-the-dominion-of-pakistan-is-revealed

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home

1960: Indonesia break up its diplomatic relations with Netherlands

1973: The United States and Thailand agree to begin negotiations on the reduction of American troops in Thailand

1982: Sino-American joint communiqué on the progressive reduction of US sales of weapons to Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique03.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7941.html1983: Three Afghan nationalist moderate movements announce their alliance and support king Zaher Shah in exile in Italy

2005: Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Bangladesh_series_bombings

2009: North Korea agrees to reopen its border with South Korea and allow tourism and family reunions to resume, the North’s KCNA news agency said
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204516.stm

2015 : A bomb explodes close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/asia/thailand-bangkok-bomb/index.html

On 17 August in South Asian history

ON 17 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 17, 2019

1866: Birth of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, who died on December 12, 1911
http://www.hyderabadplanet.com/mir-mahboob-ali-khan-asaf-jah-nizam.html

1909: Indian revolutionary, Madan Lal Dhingra is hanged in Pentonville prison for Sir Wyllie and Lalkaka murders, born on September 18, 1883
https://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/46_madan-lal-dhingra.html

1932: Birth of V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer, Nobel Laureate 2001
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2001/naipaul-bio.html

1946: Muslim riots in several large Indian cities for an independent Pakistan

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-august-1947-the-radcliffe-line-the-border-between-the-union-of-india-and-the-dominion-of-pakistan-is-revealed

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home

1963: Birth of S. Shankar, Indian film director
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/shankar-tamil-director/biography.html
http://spicyonion.com/director/s-shankar-biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg7qRQERhhg&feature=related

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, candidate of the Congress Party is elected president of India, sworn on 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1974
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html

1981: In Sri Lanka, state of emergency is declared after ethnic clashes between Singhalese and Tamil

1983: Three Afghan nationalist moderate movements announce their alliance and support king Zaher Shah in exile in Italy

1988: General Zia-ul-Haq, president of Pakistan, is killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur

 1988-08-17 muhammad-zia-ul-haq-crashed-airplane

http://storyofpakistan.com/death-of-general-zia-ul-haq/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_state_funeral_of_Muhammad_Zia-ul-Haq

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsq2vzjuEHo

2005: Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Bangladesh_series_bombings

2006: Death of Shamsur Rahman, Bengali poet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/sep/15/culture.obituaries

2015 : Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party has won the most seats in the island’s parliamentary August 17 elections, blocking former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attempt to return to power
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33970289
ttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-parliamentary-election-rajapaksa-concedes-defeat/article7552952.ece?homepage=true
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-loss-spells-victory-for-democracy/

2018: Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92073
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/imran-khan-becomes-pakistan-s-prime-minister-19633
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45219455

On 17 August in Southeast Asian history

1947-08-17 Indépendance

ON 17 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 17, 2019

1798: The Vietnamese Roman Catholics report a Marian apparition in Quảng Trị, an event which is called Lady of La Vang
http://www.divinemysteries.info/our-lady-of-la-vang-vietnam-1798/
http://catholicism.org/our-lady-of-la-vang-the-catholic-side-of-vietnam.html

1938: Birth of Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of the Islamist terrorist movement Jemaah Islamiyah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakar_Bashir

1945: Sukarno proclaims Indonesia independence

1947-08-17 Indépendance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_Declaration_of_Independence

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sukarno%27s_Proclamation_of_Indonesian_Independence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXN2-ifFYI

1945: General Leclerc is appointed commander in chief for French forces in Far East, and Admiral  d’Argenlieu administrator of French Indo-China

1945: President Jose P. Laurel announces the dissolution of the Republic of the Philippines established during the Japanese occupation

1949: Death of Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician, born on November 28, 1891
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Perfecto

1950: The United States of Indonesia changes itself in the Republic (united) of Indonesia

1953: Birth of Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic who died on November 19, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korrie_Layun_Rampan

1960: Indonesia break up its diplomatic relations with Netherlands

1970: Death of Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker, born on May 22, 1908
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.fr/2008/05/ratana-pestonji-father-of-contemporary.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676112/

1973: The United States and Thailand agree to begin negotiations on the reduction of American troops in Thailand

1991: Birth of Qory Sandioriva, Indonesian beauty queen, Puteri Indonesia 2009
http://qorysandioriva.com/

1996: Birth of Ella Cruz, Filipina child actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Cruz

1999: Sellapan Rama Nathan is elected president of Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellapan_Ramanathan

2009: Thousands of supporters of Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, have joined a rally in Bangkok to present a petition to the king, seeking a royal pardon for his 2008 corruption conviction
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098174323179370.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204589.stm

2015 : A bomb explodes close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/asia/thailand-bangkok-bomb/index.html

 

Holidays and observances

Indonesia : Independence Day

On 17 August in Japan’s history

ON 17 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 17, 2019

1304: Death of Go-Fukakusa, 89th emperor of Japan (1246-1259), born on June 28, 1243
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fukakusa

1338: Death of Nitta Yoshisada, Japanese samurai, born in 1301
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshisada.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitta_Yoshisada

 1942: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari)

1985: Birth of Yu Aoi, Japanese actress
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yu_Aoi

1988: Birth of Erika Toda, model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erika_Toda



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8f70d_bomb-6-erika-toda_webcam

2005: Foundation of the People’s New Party (Kokumin Shinto), headed by former lower house speaker Tamisuke Watanuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_New_Party

On 17 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1926: Birth of Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1989-2002)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/jiangzemin.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin

1978: Birth of Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karena_Lam
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lam_karena.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fR2GnLpOQU

1982: Sino-American joint communiqué on the progressive reduction of US sales of weapons to Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique03.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7941.html1993: Death of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician, born on September 9, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Kang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8020.html

2012: Taiwan’s high court clears former president Chen Shui-bian of one charge of instigating perjury in the latest legal victory for the jailed ex-leader

2017: Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong