On 19 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 19, 2019

1919: Birth of Thich Huyen Quang, leader the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and dissident, who died on July 5, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Huyen_Quang

1963: Empress Nam-Phuong of Vietnam dies in France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Phuong

1966: Indonesia which, on January 7, 1965,  had withdraw from United Nation in protest of the admission of the Federation of Malaysia announces that it comes back
http://www.jstor.org/stable/757388?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1971: Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers

1997: After the Hun Sen coup d’état, United Nation decides to keep vacant the seat of Cambodia, up to the situation is cleared in the country

2001: Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri is the first head of state of a Muslim country to visit Washington after September 11 attacks. She gives her support to the fight against terrorism and gets a 400 million $ aid from the USA

2006: The Thai military, led by General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin  stages a coup in Bangkok, toppling prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The constitution is revoked and martial law declared
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5361008.stm
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/thai-d18.html

2008: Malaysian opposition MP Teresa Kok is released from jail, one week after being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7625002.stm

2010: Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Basilan island and kill Abdukarim Sali, a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists

2012: US Lawmakers united by their respect of Burma democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi present her with Congress’ highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama
http://asiancorrespondent.com/89649/burmas-suu-kyi-gets-us-congress-highest-honor/

2018: A former columnist for state media is jailed for seven years for « abusive » Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi
https://www.france24.com/en/20180919-myanmar-facebook-posts-columnist-aung-san-suu-kyi
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/seven-years-in-jail-for-former-columnist-who-made-abusive-posts-about-myanmar-leader



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