On 17 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 17, 2019

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

 



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