On 20 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 20, 2019

1862: Death of Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet, born on April 2, 1788
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/944/today-in-philippine-history-february-20-1862-francisco-baltazar-died-at-the-age-73
http://www.poemhunter.com/francisco-baltazar/biography/

1932: Birth of Adrian E Cristobal, Filipino writer who died on December 22, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Cristobal

1941: Birth of Lim Kit Siang, Malaysian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Democratic Action Party
https://blog.limkitsiang.com/about/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzWTfXvL2Nw

1947: Ho Chi Minh sends a letter – via the British Consul – to the French President appealing for peace. He writes « …we want our unity and our independence within the French Union; we want, a just peace which will do honor both to France and to Vietnam »

1976: The South-East Association Treaty Organization (SEATO) is disbanded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seato-disbands

2018: Malaysian artist Fahmi Reza jailed for mocking Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43127199
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2133990/malaysian-artist-jailed-clown-face-caricature-pm-najib
https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2018/02/337249/fahmi-reza-gets-jail-fined-rm30000-over-clown-caricature#cxrecs_s



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