On 12 December in Southeast Asian history

David Marshall

ON 12 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 12, 2018

1912: Birth of Prince Boun Oum, twice Laos’ prime  minister (7-1950) and (1960-1962)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum

1941: Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field,  Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off;  Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero is killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Villamor

1941: After the December 8 Japanese attack on the Philippines, American  aircraft being entirely destroyed on the ground, lacking air cover, the  American Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines withdrew to Java

1948: During the Malayan emergency, Scots Guards allegedly massacre 24  unarmed civilians in the village of Batang Kali
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3897147.stm

1966: Birth of Pops Fernandez, Filipino singer and actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pops_Fernandez
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pops-fernandez-mn0001396473

1989: Britain begins the forced repatriation of Vietnamese refugees from  camps in Hong Kong
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-14/news/mn-365_1_hong-kong
http://www.e-ir.info/2012/06/29/did-the-unhcr-fail-vietnamese-refugees-in-hong-kong/

1995: Death of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief  Minister (1955-1956), born on March 12, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-david-marshall-1526489.html
https://singapore2025.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/marshall-of-Singapore/

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2005: Sam Rainsy, Cambodia opposition leader, in  exile, is condemned to 18 months in jail for slandering the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138764.stm

2013: Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is indicted for murder in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/thailand/10512614/Former-Thai-PM-indicted-for-murder.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/12/former-thai-prime-minister-charged-with-murder/

2015 : Lao authorities impose a curfew in north-central Xaysomboun Province after a spate of violence in which three government soldiers and three civilians were killed



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