On 11 August in Southeast Asian history


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Updated on August 11, 2019

1687: Siamese King Narai, upon advice of Constantine Phaulkon, issues a declaration of war against the English East India Company, though not the English government

1786: Captain Francis Light established the British colony of Penang in Malaysia

1863: To prevent Siam and Annam attacks, Cambodian king Norodom I sign a Protectorate agreement with France

1911: Birth of Thanom Kittikachorn, twice premier of Thailand, who died on June 16, 2004

1948: Musso, former PKI leader from the 1920s, arrives in Yogya after spending twelve years in the Soviet Union. Sjarifuddin (former PM) announces that he has been an underground member of PKI (Communist Party of Indonesia)

1954: A formal peace takes hold Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh

1959: Laos appeals the United Nations on its territory violations by North Vietnam

1966: After the Confrontasi over Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia, by the Jakarta Accord, normalize their diplomatic relations

Malaisie 1966-08-11 Fin Konfrontasi

1968: Birth of Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist, killed on September 17, 2009

1972: The last United States ground combat unit depart South Vietnam

1975: The US vetoes the proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to the United Nations. The Security Council had already rejected South Korea application

1975: Governor Mario Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin

1993: Birth of Gita Gutawa, Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress



2002: In Indonesia, the People’s Representative Council (DRP) unanimously decides that starting 2004 the president and vice-president will be direcly elected by the people

2003: Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, in charge of the Bali attack (202 killed) is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand

2009: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burma pro-democracy leader, is sentenced to three years of hard labor for violating the terms of her house arrest, but her sentence is quickly commuted to a new term of house arrest of up to 18 months

2015 : The Indonesian Supreme Court orders the family of former president Suharto to pay back to the state Rp. 4.4 trillion ($324 million) in funds misappropriated during the late strongman’s lengthy reign

2017: Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilising troops


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