ON 14 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on September 14, 2019
1946: After the failure of the Fontainebleau Conference, a motus vivendi is signed in Paris between Marius Moutet, the French Minister of Colonies and Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh
1985: Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
2009: Indonesia’s province of Aceh passes a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death. The law also imposes severe sentences for rape, homosexuality, alcohol consumption and gambling
2011: A Dutch court orders the government to compensate the widows of seven villagers who were summarily executed and a man shot and wounded in a notorious massacre during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule
2013: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announces fresh measures to benefit the country’s ethnic Malay majority despite an earlier pledge to reform the controversial affirmative action policy