On 31 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 31, 2019

1907: Birth of Ramon Magsaysay, president of the Philippines from 1953 to 1957
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/558/today-in-philippine-history-august-31-1907-ramon-magsaysay-seventh-president-of-the-philippines-was-born-in-iba-zambales
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_accomplishments_of_Ramon_Magsaysay

1928: Birth of Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal, archbishop of Manila, who died on June 25, 2005
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jaime-l-sin

 1947: Birth of Somchai Wongsawat, Thai 26th short time Prime Minister (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somchai_Wongsawat
http://www.th4u.com/somchai_wongsawat.htm

1948: In Malaya, a Insurrectional Communist Republic is proclaimed

1955: US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles supports South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem’s position regarding his refusal to hold « national and general elections » to reunify the two Vietnam states

1957: The Federation of Malaya celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-9fzJ1TcM

1958: A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, failed to kill Sihanouk of Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Nhu

1963: Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

1965: Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South

1983: In the Philippines, around three million people attend the funerals of the leader of opposition senator Benigno Aquino, assassinated on August 21


https://www.raissarobles.com/2014/08/24/ninoys-funeral-was-the-day-filipinos-stopped-being-afraid-of-dictators/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4LG4XHnfI

1998: In Aceh, the last Indonesian Special Forces leave under pressure

2009: Death of Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure, born on January 2, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era%C3%B1o_Manalo
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/171188/iglesia-ni-cristo39s-ernie-manalo-dies-at-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiq3xY2dFk

2016: Historic peace conference with ethnic minorities begins in Myanmar
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/myanmar-panglong-peace-summit-kicks-off/

2018: James Ricketson, Australian filmmaker, found guilty of espionage, sentenced to six years in Cambodian prison
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-31/james-ricketson-found-guilty-of-espionage-in-cambodia/10187792
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/cambodian-court-finds-australian-filmmaker-james-ricketson-guilty-of-espionage
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/30/asia/james-ricketson-espionage-trial-cambodia-verdict-intl/index.html

 

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