On 12 May in Southeast Asian history

1998-05-12 Trisakti incident

ON 12 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 12, 2018 

1888: In Borneo island, the sultanate of Brunei, and North Borneo (Sabah) become British protectorates but North Borneo administration remains entirely in the hands of the British North Borneo Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Borneo_Chartered_Company
http://flagspot.net/flags/my-sa_nb.html

1907: Birth of Leslie Charteris, Singapore-born author, who died on 15 April 1993
http://www.saint.org/lcbio.htm

1955: Nineteen days after bus workers went on strike in Singapore, rioting breaks out and seriously impacts Singapore’s bid for independence

1961: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in Saigon during his tour of Asian countries, calling Diem the « Churchill of Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-b-johnson-visits-south-vietnam
http://prde.upress.virginia.edu/content/Vietnam

1962: President Macapagal moves the Independence Day celebration from July 4 to June 12
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1126/today-in-philippine-history-may-12-1962-president-macapagal-moved-the-independence-day-celebration-from-july-4-to-june-12

1964: Visit to Saigon of US Secretary for Defense Robert McNamara. USA will deliver 75 Skyraider bombers to South Vietnam

1968: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

1968-05-12 Fire Support Base Coral

https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/coral
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Coral%E2%80%93Balmoral
https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/memory/battles-coral-and-balmoral-viet-nam-1968

https://youtu.be/PkuBx-NkESQ

1975: The Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-ship-mayaguez-seized
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayag%C3%BCez_incident
 1975-05-12 Mayagued

1981: Birth of Dennis Trillo, Filipino model, actor, and singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Trillo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWGkQE_z6t8

1988: Birth of Marky Cielo, Filipino dancer and actor who died on December 7, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marky_Cielo

1998: During three days, army fire to students demonstrating in Jakarta, killing 6 of them and wounding dozens, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto

1998-05-12 Trisakti incident
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisakti_shootings
http://www.theindonesianarmy.com/?p=206

https://youtu.be/bFm54kFruVQ

2000: Pakistan’s 12 member Supreme Court unanimously validated the October 1999 coup and granted Musharraf executive and legislative authority for 3 years from the coup date

2000: Pakistan’s 12 member Supreme Court unanimously validated the October 1999 coup and granted Musharraf executive and legislative authority for 3 years from the coup date

2008: Philippine president Gloria Arroyo pardons nine army officers who took part in a failed coup attempt in 2003
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7396563.stm

2013: Death of Daisy Avellana, Filipino actor and director, born on January 7, 1917
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/407533/national-artist-for-theater-daisy-avellana-dies-96

Daisy Avellana

 2014: Southeast Asian leaders express « serious concern » over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing.

2015 : Former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is unanimously re-elected as chairman of the Democratic Party after its three-day congress
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/13/sby-give-direct-command-new-leadership-term.html

2015 : The Philippines and Japan hold their first joint naval exercises in the South China Sea while Japan’s coastguard works with Vietnam as Tokyo boosts maritime ties with two nations at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/japan-philippines-hold-first-south-china-sea-naval-exercises/
http://www.manilatimes.net/philippines-japan-hold-unprecedented-naval-drills/183124/



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