On 18 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 18, 2019

1811: Dutch surrender to British at Salatiga (Java)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Java_(1811)

1948: In Dutch Indies PKI attempts a coup in Madiun and kills pro-government officers there
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madiun_Affair

1949: In Cambodia, dissolution of the parliament

1959: Laotian rightist Phoumi Nosavan, with Thailand support, attacks Vientiane, but the neutralists, with the help of the Phatet Lao and the Soviets, repulse the attack

1964: North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration in South Vietnam

1988: Military coup in Burma. The constitution is suspended. The military starts a deadly offensive against pro-democracy demonstrators, killing thousands and found the State Law and Order Restoration Council (Slorc)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Peace_and_Development_Council
http://www.dw.com/en/the-uprising-of-1988/a-17005335

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhGrG1aqSYA

2007: Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what was called the Saffron Revolution


http://www.oxfordburmaalliance.org/saffron-revolution.html
http://burmacampaign.org.uk/about-burma/2007-uprising-in-burma/

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

2008: In Singapore, foundation of the Reform Party by J. B. Jeyaretnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Party_(Singapore)

2016: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is honoured as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2020415/nobel-laureate-aung-san-suu-kyi-gets-harvard-humanitarian



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