On 19 July in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 19, 2018

1943: Birth of Han Sai Por, Singaporean sculptor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Sai_Por
http://www.hansaipor.com/

1944: During the Philippine Sea War, in the Marianas, Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho, Shokaku and Zuikatu are sunk by US submarines
http://www.combinedfleet.com/shoksink.htm
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=

1947: Prime minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated on order of Galon U Saw
http://www.executedtoday.com/tag/galon-u-saw/

1947: Death of Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated), born on February 13, 1915)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San

http://www.aungsan.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlnQGamrsz4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvLBHhlkeA0&feature=related

1947: Death of U Razak, Burmese politician (assassinated), born on January 20, 1898
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Razak
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs4/U_Razak_of_Burma.pdf

1958: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia

1964: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-khanh-calls-for-expanding-the-war

1984: Birth of Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_De_Rossi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tydjSUc6W5I

2013: Myanmar is set to profit from a preferential trade agreement with the European Union (EU) starting on July 19, according to an EU press release.

2013: Thousands of cheering supporters greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy as he returned from self-imposed exile to spearhead his party’s election campaign against well-entrenched Prime Minister Hun Sen.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201371935844248784.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23358326

2013: Myanmar President Thein Sein is not preparing himself at the moment to contest the 2015 presidential election and has « no objections » to Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi running, he said in an interview aired on Friday.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130719-438670.html

2014: Thousands of cheering supporters greet Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on his return from a trip abroad, at a time when political tensions are high because of the arrests of eight of his party colleagues
http://asiancorrespondent.com/124911/cambodian-opposition-leader-sam-rainsy-returns-amid-tension/
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/cambodia-opposition-chief-urges-end-to-deadlock-590599

2014: Prime Minister Hun Sen said he will block the establishment of a Taiwanese trade office in Cambodia because of the government’s rigid observance of the One-China policy, despite business leaders calling for more practical steps to boost investment from Taiwan
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-quashes-plans-for-a-trade-office-with-taiwan-64494/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/taiwan-set-open-trade-office http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/taiwan-responds-pm%E2%80%99s-remarks

2016: The Philippine Supreme Court dismiss a plunder charge against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release after nearly five years of hospital detention
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1991761/philippine-court-clears-former-president-arroyo-plunder
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/20/1604750/sc-clears-gma-plunder
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/574304/news/nation/the-cases-against-gloria-macapagal-arroyo

 

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