On 11 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 11, 2018

1933: Birth of Aquinilo Pimentel Jr, Filipino  politician
http://www.nenepimentel.org/

1946: Birth of Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhoma_Irama

1947: First major riot against the British during their post-war  occupation of Indonesia after that they declared void the marriage of Maria  Hertogh, 14 year-old Eurasian girl with a Muslim. 18 people are killed and 173  injured, mostly Europeans and Eurasian

1961: A U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon – the first direct American military support for South Vietnam’s battle against  Communist guerrillas
http://azdailysun.com/first-direct-american-military-support-in-vietnam-arrived/article_14c84e8d-11d0-574b-834d-7b475a2cb299.html

1963: General Thanom Kittikachorn becomes new Thailand prime minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1985: The opposition to president Ferdinand Marcos chooses Corazon  Aquino as its candidate for the February 1986 presidential elections

2006: First election of an Aceh governor after the agreement between  separatists and the Indonesian government. Irwandi Yusuf, from independentist  movement Gam is elected with 39 % of vote. In 29 years, this conflict has  caused 15, 000 deads
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6169303.stm

2017: The EU agrees to resume political contacts « at all levels » with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in Bangkok
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30333724
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/EU-to-resume-political-dealings-with-Thailand-following-election-promise?page=1



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