On 8 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 8, 2019

1521 : Guided by Raja Kulambu, Magellan crew enters the Cebu Harbour
https://magellanproject.org/tag/Cebu/

1767: In now Thailand, Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
http://www.thaiwebsites.com/ayutthaya.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_kingdom

1873: Dutch land troops at Banda Aceh (Now in Indonesia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aceh_War

1932: Birth of Sultan Iskandar of Johor, also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong or king of Malaysia (1984-1989), who died on January 22, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baginda_Almutawakkil_Alallah_Sultan_Iskandar_Al-Haj_ibni_Almarhum_Sultan_Ismail

1942: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines
http://www.pacificwar.org.au/Philippines/FallBataanCorreg.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Bh6zoM7_I

1945: Reluctantly, under Japanese pressure, the king of Laos issues a proclamation ending the French protectorate

1957: In Cambodia Prince Sihanouk forms a new cabinet

1968: End of the siege of the US base of Khe Sanh in South Vietnam after two and half days of combat at main loss
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/battle-of-khe-sanh
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-khe-sanh-recounting-the-battlescasualties.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1yhbRdiZ4

2005: Indonesian president Sulilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a two-day visit to East Timor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4427123.stm
http://www.etan.org/et2005/april/01/09ipres.htm

2008: In the Philippines, nine military officers have been sentenced to jail for taking part in a failed coup plot against president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

2010: Thailand’s prime minister declares a state of emergency in the capital and surrounding areas to give the army broader powers to gain control of escalating street protests
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/04/201047111717155731.html

2014: Millions of poor people in the Philippines will have access to free contraceptives for the first time after the nation’s top court approves a deeply controversial birth control law
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/philippine-court-upholds-birth-control-law-2014486117854745.html

2014: Mohagher Iqbal, a leader of the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), says that his rebel group’s new political organization, the United Bangsamoro Justice Party, would be used as a springboard to contest leadership of a more powerful Muslim autonomous region to be established in the south of the largely Catholic Philippines
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121474/filipino-rebels-form-party-as-they-end-rebell



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