On 2 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 2 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2019

1565: Birth of Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch. He died in August 1599
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Cornelis_de_Houtman

1595: Dutch expedition under Cornesis de Houtman leaves for Indies
http://first-history-indonesian.blogspot.fr/2012/02/cornelis-de-houtman-road-opener-dutch.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&ved=0CFIQFjAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indonesia-dutchcolonialheritage.nl%2FFirstShipments%2FFirst%2520shipmentsJakArt.pdf&ei=X0UcVcHdNcfeasP5gsgK&usg=AFQjCNFcEvB4Nj3fL-QaadQ8P-jmXBID8Q&sig2=wiIUe7Ymu8p9Z0QSrFCpYQ

 Cornelis de Houtman débarque en Indonésie

1672: Death of Saint Pedro Calungsod, Filipino saint and Catholic missionary, born in 1654
https://pedrocalungsod.page.tl/Biography.htm
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=7581

 1788: Birth of Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet, who died on February 20, 1862
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Balagtas

1954: North Vietnamese Vietminh enter northern Cambodia

1955: Birth of Princess Maha Chakri Serindhorn, third child of Thailand king Rama IX
http://kanchanapisek.or.th/biography/sirindhorn/index.en.html

1965: Leaster Pearson, the Canadian Prime Minister, asks the USA to suspend the bombings on North Vietnam

1966: South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule

1972: During the Easter offensive, North Vietnamese soldiers take the northern half of Quang Tri Province
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_vietnam_easter1972.php

1975: In Vietnam, thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quan Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops

1976: Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khieu_Samphan

2001: In the Philippines, the Supreme Court refuses to grant immunity to president Joseph Estrada accused of corruption and recognizes Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the new president

2002: Death of Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter, born on April 30, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Celerio
http://www.famousfilipino.com/content/view/97/119/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0FoqZkM50M

2006: Legislative elections in Thailand, boycotted by the opposition. With 57 % of the votes, Thai Rak Thai wins 349 seat, 377 one year before

2009: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian prime minister, submits his resignation to the country’s king, paving the way for the appointment of his deputy as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/20094225054815632.html

2014: The UN agency helping Myanmar carry out its first census in decades said it was « deeply concerned » members of the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim population were not being counted, accusing the government of going back on its word

2016: Vietnam’s parliament swears in Tran Dai Quang as president, elevating the head of a controversial internal security agency to one of the communist nation’s most powerful political posts
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/154422/new-president-vows-to-fulfill-assigned-tasks.html

2017: Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government wins a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections but is bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2084194/suu-kyis-party-wins-string-seats-elections-rejected
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/127740.html

 

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