On 9 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 9, 2019

1837: Birth of Filipino martyr father Jose Burgos, executed on February 17, 1872
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/923/today-in-philippine-history-february-9-1837-father-jose-burgos-was-born-in-vigan-ilocos-sur
https://tawidnewsmag.com/2010/02/salaysay-fr-jose-burgos-martyr-priest-1837-1872/

1907: Birth of Truong Chinh, Vietnamese communist political leader and theoretician, who died on September 30, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Chinh

1942: After the Allied force defeat (see 4 February), Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1943: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1956: Failure of the negotiations between Netherlands and Indonesia on Western New Guinea

1959: In Thailand, Sarit Thanarat who lead a military coup in 1957, is officially named prime minister
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/sarit-thanarat/
http://www.safran-arts.com/sarit-thanarat.html

1965: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-sends-first-combat-troops-to-south-vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1450.htm

1974: Birth of Erra Fazira, Malaysian actress and beauty queen
http://www.listal.com/erra-fazira

2001: In Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, by 340 votes vs 127 is elected Prime Minister by the Lower  Chamber. He will introduce his government on 12th February
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13891650

2008: Myanmar military junta announces a referendum in May on a new constitution and multi-party election in 2010

2010: The Philippines has charged 196 more people with murder over a pre-election massacre in Maguindanao province in November which left 57 dead. Those charged include Andal Ampatuan Snr, formerly a provincial governor and ally of President Gloria Arroyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505440.stm
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/09/philippines.massacre.charges/index.html



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