On 12 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Upgrated on August 12, 2019

1902: Birth of Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian vice-president (1945-1956) who died on March 14, 1980
http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=hatta_bandung

1907: Birth of Benjamin Henry Sheares, second President of Singapore (1971-1981), who died on May 12, 1981
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_650_2005-01-24.html

1910: Birth of Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (1965-1970), who died on November 23, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusof_bin_Ishak

1932: Birth of Queen Sirikit, former queen of Thailand
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/queen-sirikit-of-thailand/
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsjfL-muo0

1955: In Indonesia, Masyumi-led government takes power just before elections. Harahap is Prime Minister

1969: In South Vietnam, Viet Cong launch a new offensive

1969: Birth of Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga_Muhlach
http://www.fanpix.net/gallery/aga-muhlach-pictures.htm

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

1984: Birth of Marian Rivera, a Philippine actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Rivera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Hj0i1LSZc

1988: General Sein Lwin, elected the 6th president of the Union of Burma on July 27, is forced to resign after street demonstration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sein_Lwin

2004: Lee Hsien Loong is appointed Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding Goh Chok Tong
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e65f9022-dcfc-4ee7-8049-ae2784b58d45
http://www.thomaswhite.com/global-perspectives/lee-hsien-loong-prime-minister-singapore/

2008: Thailand’s Supreme court issues arrest warrants for former PM Thaksin and his wife after they fled to Britain
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/200881192139819721.html

2009: Indonesia’s Constitutional Court rejected opposition complaints of irregularities surrounding last month’s presidential polls, confirming Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s re-election

2011: Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD movement should join Burma’s “national reconciliation”, the government has said in its first-ever news conference
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14496464
http://www.france24.com/en/20110812-junta-urges-aung-san-suu-kyi-register-democracy-nld-party-burma-Myanmar

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi meets president for first time as parliamentarian
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/12/world/asia/myanmar-suu-kyi-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.france24.com/en/20120812-aung-san-suu-kyi-official-meeting-burma-president-thein-sein-first-talks

2018: Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident Bui Tin dies aged 90
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2159397/bui-tin-vietnam-communist-war-hero-turned-dissident-dies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uy5VEYP6mw
https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/bui-tin/487379/

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: HM the Queen’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day



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