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On 21 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 21 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 21, 2018

1811: Birth of Pagan Min, 9th king (1846-1853) of the Burmese Konboung dynasty, who died on March 14, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1862: Birth of Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and the founder of the modern Thai education system as well as the modern provincial administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damrong_Rajanubhab

1900: In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1913: Birth of Luis Taruk who led the  communist People Anti-Japanese Army (Huk) during the WW2 and died on May 4, 2005
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1839/today-in-philippine-in-history-june-21-1913-luis-taruc-was-born-in-santa-monica-san-luis-pampanga
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/283190.Luis_Taruc
https://fr.scribd.com/document/121431056/Luis-Taruc-biography

1961: Birth of Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia since july 2014
http://jokowi-widodo.blogspot.com/2014/10/biography-of-joko-widodo-president-of.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28422179

Joko Widodo

1970: Death of Sukarno, first president of Indonesia
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/indonesia/p/Sukarno-Indonesia-First-President.htm
http://kribo.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/the-day-that-president-sukarno-died/

sukarno 5

1996: Suryadi, closed to Suharto, is elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Indonesia, one of the only three autorised parties, succeeding Megawati Sukarnoputri who says that the congress is illegal
http://www.ipu.org/hr-e/161/ids11.htm

2001: In Malaysia, during the annual meeting of UMNO, prime minster Mahathir accuses the westerners of aiming to overthrow his power

2005: Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai meets US president George W Bush. He is the first Vietnamese leader to go to USA since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975
http://www.c-span.org/video/?187297-1/usvietnam-relations

2005: Death of Filipino cardinal Jaime Sin, who, as leader of the Philippine Catholic church, played an important role in the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, and of Joseph Estrada in 2001. Born on August 31, 1928
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4113474.stm
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jaime-l-sin

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi urges the world to help Myanmar complete its journey towards democracy as she becomes the first foreign woman to address both houses of Britain’s parliament
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/aung-san-suu-kyi-makes-historic-speech-to-british-parliament-234515

2012: An Indonesia court sentences Umar Patek, dubbed the « Demolition Man », to 20 years in jail, finding him guilty on all six charges related to his role in the 2002 Bali bombings.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/asia/patek-bali-bombing-verdict/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/201262113311341476.html

On 19 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 19, 2018

1861: Birth of José Rizal, Filipino poet and national hero, executed on December 30, 1896
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/joserizalbio.htm?nl=1

https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1190/today-in-philippine-history-june-19-1861-dr-jose-p-rizal-was-born-in-calamba-laguna
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/dr-jos-protasio-rizal-mercado-y-alonso-2000.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rizal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acPRbJ6uXO8&feature=related

1944: Beginning of the two-day Battle of the Philippine Sea on the Japanese
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_philippine_sea.htm
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/philippinesea.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5l6HEkKdjY

1945: Birth of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician and Nobel laureate
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aung-san-suu-kyi-11.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t0hyDblO9M

1949: Signature of a convention between France and Laos which becomes a state associated to French Union française

1965: Air General Nguyen Cao Ky is appointed Vietnamese prime minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky

1979: Birth of U Gambira, Burmese monk and activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Gambira

1998: In Malaysia, at the opening of the annual meeting of UMNO, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, leader of the Young Wing condemns nepotism, corruption and chumminess

2003: Speaking for the last time in front his party congress before his retirement, Malaysian PM Mahathir violently speaks against American and British accused of willing dominate the world

2007: Vietnam president Nguyen Minh Triet starts a six-day visit to USA, first visit of a Vietnamese head of state to USA since the Communist victory in 1975
http://ttruongblog.blogspot.fr/2007/06/intl-media-talks-about-vietnamese.html

2007-06-19 Nguyen Bush

2011: For the first time in nearly a decade, Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates her birthday in freedom

2013: Igor Morgulov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, says Moscow will stay out of the territorial disputes involving China, the Philippines and Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea

 

On 18 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 18, 2018

1908: The University of the Philippines is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines

1936: Birth of Norodom Monineath, spouse of king Sihanouk and mother of the king of Cambodia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Monineath

queen-monineath-sihanouk2-2014-06-22

1948: Because the Communist insurgency, state of emergency is proclaimed in all Malaya


https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/malayan-emergency
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212422

1951: General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Vietnam
http://ravenwalker233.blogspot.fr/2014/06/june-18th-southeast-asia-vietnam.html

1952: USA give and additional aid to Indochina

1965: In Vietnam War, the USA uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerilla fighters in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sac-b-52s-are-used-for-the-first-time-in-south-vietnam

1971 : In Vietnam, Battle of Cung Son, the biggest engagement between Allied and Communist forces in Phu Yen Province since 1968
http://www.thestrategybridgge.com/the-bridge/2016/8/18/the-battle-of-cung-son
http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/08/22/the_battle_of_cung_son_109727.html

1971-06-18-battle-of-cung-son

1989: In Burma, The Slorc (military junta) adopts the name of Union of Myanmar as a new name for the country
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-06-21/news/mn-2419_1_burmese-language-burma-working-people-s-daily
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2644909?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Burma-change-its-name-to-Myanmar
 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Queen Mother’s Birthday

On 17 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 17, 2018

1918: Birth of Ajahn Chah, Thai Buddhist meditation master who died on January 16, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Chah 

1961: In Zurich, opening of a conference between representatives of the three Laos political movements, till 22

1963: A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out, killing one
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Communique

1970: North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia

2002: In Indonesia, beginning of the trial of Akbar Tanjung, chairman of Golkar party, accused to have used 4 million USD of state money to support his party in 1999
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2049227.stm

 

On 16 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 16, 2018

1407: During the Ming–Hồ War, retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming%E2%80%93H%E1%BB%93_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_dynasty

1801: In now Vietnam, Nguyen dynasty is installed in Hue (Annam), it will later seize Tonkin
http://orderofthedragon.homestead.com/nguyen.html
http://countrystudies.us/vietnam/14.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhydMuiR0dQ

899: During the Philipine Americain war, Filipinos attack San Fernando
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/battlesatsanfernando.htm

1908: Birth of Sarit Thanarat (Dhanarajata), Thailand’s PM (1958-1963) who died on December 8, 1963
http://www.academia.edu/10191362/Field_Marshal_Sarit_Thanarat_1908-1963_

1948: In Malaya, after three European planters were murdered by communist rebels, state of emergency is declared in Perak and Johor

1961: US President Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train South Vietnamese troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-agrees-to-send-instructors-to-train-troops

1970: In Cambodia, North Vietnamese and Vietcong attacks almost completely isolate Phnom Penh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-isolate-phnom-penh

1978: Beijing demands the closing of the Vietnamese consulates in South China

1978: Birth of Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasmine_Leong
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/05/09/1042@355492.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLH6OmOCL-E

1981: In the Philippines, First elections after dictator Marcos lifted martial law. The opposition boycotts the election and Marcos wins a huge majority for another six year term as President

1982: Birth of Jodi Santamaria, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Santamaria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sox5aYF6qTI

2004: Death of Field Marshal Thanom Kittichorn, twice premier of Thailand, born on August 11, 1912
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D00E4DD1739F93BA25755C0A9629C8B6

 2011: Abu Bakar Bashir, the controversial Indonesian cleric, is jailed for 15 years on charges he helped plan and fund a camp of fighters in the western Aceh province which aimed to kill the country’s president.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/201161643518233306.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13781199

2012: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi gives her Nobel speech in Norway, more than two decades after she won the peace prize
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/16/world/europe/norway-suu-kyi-nobel/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/world/asia/aung-san-suu-kyi-accepts-nobel-peace-prize.html?ref=asia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/06/201261610252337322.html

2015 : In the Philippines, The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) begins the first phase of a staggered decommissioning of its weapons, marking the group’s commitment to end the armed conflict that has plagued the region for décades
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33144749

On 15 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 15, 2018

1913: During the Philippine-American War, The five days Battle of Bud Bagsak between the American and the Moro rebels concludes by a massacre
http://netwar.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/battle-of-bud-bagsak/
http://www.morolandhistory.com/13.pg-battle%20of%20bud%20bagsak/001.battle_of_bud_bagsak.htm

1913-06-15 battle of_bud bagsak

1919: Birth of Paul Joseph Pham Dình Tung, Vietnamese cardinal, emeritus archbishop of Hanoi who died on February 22, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Joseph_Pham_Dinh_Tung
http://www.catholic-pages.com/hierarchy/cardinals_bio.asp?ref=121

1954: After Prince Prince Buu Loc resigned, Emperor Bao Dai asks Ngo Dinh Diem to form a new government
http://indochine.uqam.ca/fr/le-dictionnaire/965-ngo-inh-dim-jean-baptiste-1901-1963.html

1964: President Johnson decides to postpone submitting a resolution to Congress asking for authority to wage war

1965: US planes bomb North Vietnam

1991: In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1997/fs113-97/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7NnLO5NNb8

1998: In Indonesia, violent riots in several towns aiming to get the resign of corrupted leaders

2011: State-owned oil company Petrovietnam (PVN) said it would continue oil exploration in the South China Sea as planned despite simmering tensions with China

On 14 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 14, 2018

1285: Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam’s Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Quang_Kh%E1%BA%A3i

1789: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat
https://www.historychannel.com.au/articles/bounty-survivors-reach-land/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutiny_on_the_Bounty
https://www.facebook.com/RaleighwoodCinemaGrill/posts/10155297881644827:0

1888: In Borneo Island, Sarawak becomes a British protectorate

1945: Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the captured in Ilocos Sur and start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bessang_Pass
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1181/today-in-philippine-historyjune-14-1945-combined-forces-of-filipino-and-american-soldiers-defeated-the-japanese-troops

1945: Burma is fully liberated by Britain
http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/VB/Burma.html

1949: With the help of France, Bao Dai, who have been ousted by the Viet Minh (Communists) proclaims himself again emperor of Vietnam. The Associated State of Vietnam is established with Bao Dai as Head of State
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Vietnam
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/vietnam/bao-dai.htm

Bao Dai Time

1960 : Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Manila for the first State visit of an US president to the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1678/today-in-philippine-history-june-14-1960-dwight-eisenhower-arrived-in-manila-for-state-visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDUZpkthQc0

1960: After the death of his father, Prince Norodom Sihanouk becomes head of Cambodia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk

Sihanouk 1960

1965: Nguyen Cao Ky becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu became the figurehead chief of state

1975: Death of Pablo Antonio, a pioneer of modern Philippine architecture, born on January 25, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Antonio

2009: Vietnam authorities arrest Le Cong Dinh a high-profile lawyer for allegedly conspiring against the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8099416.stm

2012: Police in the restive Indonesian province of Papua have shot dead a senior separatist leader, Mako Tabuni, sparking violent protests by locals.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-18442620

On 13 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 13 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 13, 2018

1935: Birth of Samak Sundaravej, shortly Thai Prime Minister in 2008, who died on November 24, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7212682.stm

1944: Birth of Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations General Secretary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Ki-moon

1949: Former emperor Bao Dai arrives in Saigon after three years in self exile in Hong Kong
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pentagon/pent5.htm

 1971: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam War
https://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/new-york-times-begins-to-publish-sections-of-pentagon-papers-june-13-1971-092666
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/us/pentagon-papers-post.html

1973: US Kissinger and North Vietnamese Le Duc Tho sign a new peace agreement
https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v42/d67

1997: Death of Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and intellectual, born in 1909
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Manh_Tuong 

2012: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Burma on her first trip to Europe since 1988 to formally accept the Nobel Peace Prize that thrust her into the global limelight two decades ago.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9328365/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-heads-to-Europe-for-historic-trip-out-of-Burma.html

 

 

On 12 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 12, 2018

1898: Philippine Declaration of independence by Emilio Aguinaldo (constitution of Malolos)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Declaration_of_Independence

http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/declaration.html
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/philippineindependence.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1177/today-in-philippine-history-june-12-1898-aguinaldo-formally-proclaimed-the-philippine-independence-in-kawit-cavite

1948: The Singapore Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU) and the Pan Malayan Federation of Trade Unions (PMFTU) are outlawed

1951: In Burma, first legislative elections
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_general_election,_1951%E2%80%9352

1958: Burma’s premier since 1948 U Nu is replaced by Ba Swe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba_Swe

1962: In Laos, agreement between the three Princes leading to a coalition government

1965: In Saigon, military coup. General Thieu acts as head of state, an General Ky as chief of the government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: Birth of Htay Kywe, Burmese activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Htay_Kywe

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISfn-kZHPI

1970: Beginning of the Battle for the control of  Kompong Speu in Cambodia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kompong_Speu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-control-of-kompong-speu-in-cambodia

15 Jun 1970, Along Highway 4, Kompong Speu, South Vietnam --- Kompong Speu, South Vietnam: At the Northern edge of town of Kompong Speu, 25 miles Southwest of Phnom Penh, fighting between Vietcong, North Vietnamese and Cambodian forces in the center of town is still continuing. Photo shows Cambodian soldiers are lined in position along Highway 4. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

2007: Abu Dujana, leader of the military operations of the Jemaah Islamiyah is arrested in Java. He is supposed to be responsive for attacks against Marriot Hotel and the embassy of Australia
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jun/13/indonesia.ianmackinnon
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/06/12/indonesia.terror/

2012: Thailand’s government postpones voting in parliament on controversial « reconciliation » proposals that have stoked political tensions in the divided kingdom. The bills are strongly opposed by opposition MPs who fear they will be used to grant an amnesty to fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra
 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Independence Day (Araw ng Kalayaan)

On 11 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 11, 2018

1594: Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal%C3%ADa

1868: Death of James Brooke, first White Rajah of Sarawak (in Borneo Island) since August 1841, born on 29 April 1803
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brooke

1963: Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc immolates himself on a Saigon street to protest the dictatorial regime of South Vietnamese Catholic president Ngo Dinh Diem


http://www.onthisdeity.com/11th-june-1963-%E2%80%93-the-revolutionary-suicide-of-thich-quang-duc/
http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/the-burning-monk-1963/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E37cMtCrKoA

1964: Death of Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram, twice premier of Thailand (1938-1944 and 1948-1957), born on July 14, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaek_Pibulsonggram

1965: Birth of Joey Santiago, Filipino artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Santiago
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sooz/1857390/

1970: Beginning of the Battle for the control of  Kompong Speu in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-control-of-kompong-speu-in-cambodia

1975: In Hanoi, opening of talks between Vietnam and Cambodia

1991: Death in jail of Maung Thaw Ka, Burmese former Navy officer and democracy fighter, born in 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maung_Thaw_Ka
http://www.irrawaddy.org/feature/magazine-feature/tribute-maung-thaw-ka.html

1995: Death of Rodel Naval, Filipino Singer, born on February 16, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodel_Naval
http://rodelnaval.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmnQX7Qpyzc

2008: Death of former Vietnamese premier Vo Van Kiet (1991-1997), born on November 23, 1922
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7447572.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5662.html