On 4 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 4 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 4, 2019

1351: Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uthong

Ramathibodi

 1621: Jakarta, in Java, is renamed Batavia by the Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia%2C_Dutch_East_Indies#History

1919: Birth of Tan Chee Khoon, Malaysian politician who died on October 14, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_Chee_Khoon
https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/dr-tan-chee-koon-a-model-malaysian-without-fear-or-favour/

1946: Lord Mountbatten deactivates Indochina as a territory under Allied Southeast Asia Command and transfers all control to the French authorities

1956: Elections for the first National Assembly of South Vietnam since the abolition of the monarchy. Election results announced, with 90 of the 123 seats won by Diem favored candidates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Vietnamese_Constitutional_Assembly_election,_1956

1981: Birth of Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Banawa

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

2000: After new 1997 amendment of the Thai constitution, first election of the 200 senators

2000: Death of Kyi Kyi Htay, Burmese actress, singer, and dancer, born on March 19, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyi_Kyi_Htay

2003: A bomb attack, by Abu Sayyaf group, in the Davao (Mindanao) airport causes  20 people dead and 170 wounded
http://www.cfr.org/philippines/abu-sayyaf-group-philippines-islamist-separatists/p9235

2009: Ten former soldiers convicted of being involved in the Philippines’ most prominent assassination case have been released from prison after more than two decades

2010: The Catholic archbishop of Kuala Lumpur criticizes the government’s decision not to prosecute two Muslim journalists who entered a church and desecrated the communion water
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20100304-202490.html

2011: East Timor applies to join Asean
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12644608

2014: Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat is jailed for two years for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/vietnam-jails-ex-journalist-over-blog-post-201434125415556634.html

 



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