On 17 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 17, 2017

1824: A Burmese force invades Chittagong and drove a mixed Sepoy and police detachment from its position at Ramu, but did not follow up its success

1857 : Birth of Pascual Poblete, Filipino writer and activist who died on February 5, 1921
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1663/today-in-philippine-history-may-17-1857-pascual-poblete-was-born-in-naic-cavite

1917: Death of Charles Brooke, second White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) since 3 August 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Anthoni_Johnson_Brooke

1940: Birth of Reynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Reynato_Puno

1944: Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myitkyina_Airport

1954: In the Philippines, Luis Taruc, who has been excluded from the Philippine Communist Party, surrenders
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1964: In Burma, all the 50 and 100 kyat banknotes are demonetized without compensation

1992: In Thailand, the so called Black May begins. Thai police and protestors start attacking one another. By midnight, the Thai government declares a state of emergency and military troops open fire

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/may/19/from-archives-thai-army-massacres
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1992450.stm
http://2bangkok.com/09-1992headlines08.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_May_(1992)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4YhpJdPZw

1994: Birth of Julie Anne San Jose, Filipino singer and actress

http://www.julieannesanjose.com/about.html

2000: In Indonesia, for the first time, 24 soldiers are jailed for massacres of civilians in Aceh

2004: In Myanmar, the National Convention, in charge to write a new constitution,  convened after more than eight years of suspension

2007: In Thailand, the Defense National Council orders three private radio stations to be closed because they gave interviews to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra

2011: Myanmar’s new government releases thousands of prisoners and reduced others’ sentences in a token aimed at mending its international image. Activists said the vast majority of those released from prisons were common criminals and only a few were political prisoners
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/05/2011517181542379456.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110517-rights-groups-criticise-myanmar-prisoner-release

2012: In an effort to encourage reform, US President Barack Obama on Thursday eased bans on investment in Burma’s financial services industry and on doing business in the country but kept sanctions against « individuals associated with the former regime ».

2014: The Chinese government has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27458866

2014: A plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people including the minister of Defense 2014 Douangchay Phichit
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-17/an-laos-plane-crash/5459886
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27452919

 



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