On 11 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 11, 2019

1014: Birth of Anawrahta, founder of the Pagan Empire, who died in 1077
https://upclosed.com/people/anawrahta/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anawrahta

1760: Alaungpaya, king of Burma is killed while invading Siam, born in August 1714
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaungpaya
https://biography.yourdictionary.com/alaungpaya

https://youtu.be/6Nvqcr-4Qfw

1942: Japanese troops conquer Kalewa (Burma)

1946: In Malaya, the United Malays National Organization (UNMO) is founded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMNO

1947: Dutch create the state of West Kalimantan with Sultan of Pontianak at head; PM Sjahrir protests

1947: Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy

1949: Siam officially changes its name to Thailand, a name in use since 1939

1956 : Tomas Cloma takes possession of the Kalayaan group of islands
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1758/today-in-philippine-history-may-11-1956-tomas-cloma-took-possession-of-the-kalayaan-group-of-islands

1961: Soviet and British officials defuse the impending crisis in Laos by orchestrating a truce and by reactivating the International Control Commission (associated with the 1954 Geneva Agreement on Indochina that led to the division of Vietnam)

1962: US sends troops to Thailand

1965: Birth of Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsour_del_Rosario

1982: Birth of Guji Lorenzana, Filipino singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guji_Lorenzana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdLXdRmvKv4

1992: In the Philippines, a fair, open and mainly peaceful election, organized by Cory Aquino, results in the lawful and orderly transfer of the presidency to her Secretary of Defense, Fidel Ramos on June 30, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_presidential_election,_1992

1998: In Indonesia, while huge demonstrations continue, Amien Rais, leader of the Muhammadiyah, and several formers ministers and retired generals ask Suharto to resign

1998: The former movie star Joseph Estrada wins the second democratic presidential election since the EDSA revolution. He will succeed President Ramos on June 30
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_presidential_election,_1998

2007: Nobel Prize Ramos-Horta wins the first East Timor presidential election since independence with 73 % of votes, while 90% went to vote
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/5714
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Timorese_presidential_election,_2007
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/11/world/asia/11cnd-timor.html

2009: The communist authorities in Laos, one of Asia’s poorest nations, sign a decree to allow local non-governmental organizations for the first time



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