On 17 April in Southeast Asian history

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Updated on April 17, 2019

1734: Birth of Taksin, king of Siam (Thailand) from December 1768 to April 1782, who was executed on 7 April 1782
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taksin

1898: Francisco Makabulos establish the Makabulos Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1074/today-in-philippine-history-on-april-17-1898-francisco-makabulos-established-the-makabulos-republic
http://bayanihan.org/2010/04/18/today-in-history-65/
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Francisco_Macabulos

1948: Elpidio Quirino becomes president of the Philippines, up to December 1954
http://www.biography.com/people/elpidio-quirino-37511

1958: The occupation of Padang by the Indonesian forces starts the end to the Sumatra rebellion (secretly supported by CIA) which started on February 5
https://www.academia.edu/29644139/Evaluating_the_PRRI_Rebellion_as_a_West_Sumatran_Peasant_Movement
https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/Indo58.html

1975: Khmer Rouge capture Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cambodia-falls-to-the-khmer-rouge
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/18/khmer-rouge-cambodia-1975
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/citys-fall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qncy06fN8LA

1975-04-17-Bangkok-World

2007: In Thailand, hundreds of monks demonstrate, demanding that Buddhism to be recognized as national religion in the coming new constitution

2008: After two months in Australia where he has been in hospital after to be wounded in a killing attempt, President Ramos-Horta comes back to East Timor
http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/04/17/us-timor-ramoshorta-idUSJAK13332120080417

2014: Death in a car crash of Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician, former chairman of opposition Democratic Action Party, born on June 28, 1940
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/karpal-singh-lawyer-and-politician-who-devoted-his-life-to-defending-human-rights-activists-and-prisoners-on-death-row-9290540.html



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