On 13 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 13 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 13, 2018

1920: Birth of Kaysone Phomvihana, Laos Prime minister (1975-1991) and president  in 1991-1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaysone_Phomvihane

1929: Birth of Ngo Quang Truong, South Vietnam general who died on January 22, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng%C3%B4_Quang_Tr%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Fng

 
1954: Agreement between USA, France and Vietnam to provide military  assistance to South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem government

1960: In Laos, Phoumi Nosavan attacks Vientiane. After the victory, he  will install a rightist government with Boun Oum as Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum

1972: Vietnam peace negotiations in Paris deadlocked
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-negotiations-in-paris-deadlocked

1974: North Vietnamese begins attack on Phuoc Long Province
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-commence-attack-on-phuoc-long-province

1993: President Fidel V. Ramos signs into law Republic Act No. 7659 imposing death penalty on heinous crimes
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/817/today-in-philippine-history-december-13-1993-president-fidel-v-ramos-signed-into-law-republic-act-no-7659-imposing-death-penalty-on-heinous-crimes
http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1993/ra_7659_1993.html

2006: Sultan Nizam Zainal Abidin (elected on 3 November) starts his 5  years term as king of Malaysia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizan_Zainal_Abidin_of_Terengganu

 
2008: Burma’s military government frees Sandar Win, the daughter of the  late leader Ne Win, who has been under house arrest for more than six years.  Her husband and three sons were sentenced to death, although they have not yet  been executed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7781368.stm

2009: A cargo aircraft transporting over 35 tons of arms from North  Korea is seized and its five-man crew detained after landing at Bangkok airport  for refuelling
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/2009121343419230693.html
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912142174131953.html

2011: Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, 84, who was king previously in the 1970s, becomes the first person to hold the position twice and is crowned in a ceremony steeped in centuries-old Malay royal traditions
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20111213-316041.html

2017: The Philippine Congress approves President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in the entire Mindanao island for one year, enraging civil society, church and militant groups
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/12/martial-law-philippines-extended/#cKAh2splrRIUzKu2.99
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/13/545458/Philippines-martial-law-Mindanao-Daesh-Duterte
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/14/1768251/duterte-wont-rule-out-nationwide-martial-law

 


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