On 6 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 6 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 6, 2019

1615: Death of Pieter Both in a tempest, first General Governor of the Dutch Indies, born in 1568
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Both

1936: Birth of Choummaly Sayasone, president of Laos since June 8, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choummaly_Sayasone

1943: In Dutch Indies, Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1945: In Burma, Chinese 38th division occupies under the command of General Sun Li-ren, take Lashio
http://alternativehistorychristos.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Li-jen
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

Sun Liren

1946: Ho Chi Minh and French negociator Sainteny sign an agreement. France recognizes the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) as an independent country inside the Indo-Chinese Federation of the French Union. French forces are maintained in Tonkin
http://memim.com/ho-sainteny-agreement.html
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pentagon/int2.htm

1946-03-06 Sainteny Hochiminh

1947: Lai Teck is expelled from Communist Party of Malaya and replaced by Chin Peng
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lai_Teck

1948: The government of the Philippines bans the communist Anti-Japanese People Army also called Huk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukbalahap

1950: Thailand and Indonesia establish diplomatic relations

1955: U Nu, Burmese Prime Minister starts a travel to Thailand, India, Israel, Yugoslavia, Great-Britain and USA

1960: Sukarno, the president of Indonesia suspends the parliament to end opposition to his « Guided Democracy » program

1962: An agreement is signed between Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman and U.S. representative Dean Rusk for the United States to assist Thailand in its defense against communist aggression

1965: US Pentagone announces that the 3500 first American ground forces will be send to Vietnam for fighting the communists guerilla
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-is-sending-marines-to-south-vietnam

1970: Birth of Gretchen Barretto, Filipino actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Barretto

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KkYhI-rTNw

1970: American President Richard Nixon admits that the U.S. had been bombing Laos for the past six years as part of a campaign to attack Communist supply routes into South Vietnam

1999: Arrest of Ta Mok, last Khmer rouge leader who has not joined the government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Mok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/344024.stm

Ta Mok 1999

2009: Death of Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer.born on October4, 1964)https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34619343
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Magalona

2010: A meeting between representatives of the Filipino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ends in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Mindanao: MILF drops demand for independence, opens door to peace
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mindanao:-MILF-drops-demand-for-independence,-opens-door-to-peace-17813.html

2012: Timor-Leste’s first and shortest-serving president Francisco Xavier do Amaral dies after a long battle with cancer. The popular veteran of the nation’s resistance struggle against Indonesia’s brutal 24-year occupation died aged 74
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/08/francisco-xavier-do-amaral
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/northern/2012/03/07/vale-francisco-xavier-do-amaral-first-president-of-east-timor-elder-statesman/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUh2u–cYlM

2014: Brunei’s ruling sultan on Thursday hit back at foreign criticism of the looming implementation of a form of Islamic Shariah law that includes harsh penalties, saying the new penal code was a « great achievement » for the country



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