On 17 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 17, 2019

1001: Kiling, the Rajah of Butuan in the island of Mindanao (Philippines) sends a tributary mission to the Song Dynasty of China
http://thebulwaganfoundation.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/the-kingdom-of-butuan/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Butuan

1798: The Dutch East India Company is dissolved
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_East_India_Company

1824: British and Dutch sign Treaty of London and divide the Indies between themselves. The Dutch claim Sumatra, Java, Maluku, Irian Jaya, and so on. The British claim Malaya and Singapore, and retain an interest in North Borneo. Aceh is supposed to remain independent
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/5005d886-9c27-421e-a22d-44fb5965350c
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Dutch_Treaty_of_1824

1953: Birth of Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary, assassinated on February 6, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filemon_Lagman
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54a/183.html

1957: Death of the Philippines president Ramon Magsaysay in an airplane crash
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1020/today-in-philippine-history-march-17-1957-president-ramon-magsaysay-died-in-a-plane-crash-in-cebu
http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Ramon-Magsaysay/ramon-magsaysay.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1RLuPR9s5c

1963: Mount Agung erupts on Bali (Indonesia). 11,000 dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Agung

1964: The U.S. pledges « to furnish assistance and support to South Vietnam for as long as it is required to bring Communist aggression and terrorism under control. »

1968: Anti-Vietnam war demonstration turns violent in London
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/17/newsid_2818000/2818967.stm

1970: After My Lai massacre in March 1968, the United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident

1973: Birth of Rico Blanco, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_Blanco

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

1973: Captain So Potra, a Cambodian Air force officer robs an airplane and bombs the palace of president Lon Nol. Around 20 are killed
http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=DIL19731120.2.73

1980: Death of Prince Boun Oum, twice Laos’ prime minister: 1948-1950 and 1960-1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum

1999: In Indonesia, beginning of riots in West-Kalimantan against Madura migrants. More than 250 will be killed
http://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/mar/20/johnaglionby
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/299406.stm
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/04/indo-a06.html

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2002: Death of Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician, born on May 2, 1917
http://www.economist.com/node/1056849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Tien_Dung

2012: East Timor votes in the country’s second presidential election as a free nation, seen as a key test for a young democracy taking charge of its own security as UN forces prepare to leave.
http://www.france24.com/en/20120317-east-timor-test-vote-presidential-election-timor-leste

2017 : China and Russia block a proposed UN Security Council statement that would have expressed concern over the tense situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2080159/china-russia-block-un-statement-myanmar

2018: Vietnam’s reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-reformist-ex-pm-phan-van-khai-dies-at-age-84/a-43020787
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20180317/former-vietnamese-premier-phan-van-khai-dies-aged-85/44577.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/424640/state-funeral-for-former-pm-phan-van-khai.html#o16ToGKzh2HbtzmD.97

 

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