On 15 May in Southeast Asian history

1998 manifs

ON 15 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 15, 2019

1817: Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattimura
https://books.google.fr/books?id=UbZiAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=1817+Ambonese+uprising+against+Dutch+authority&source=bl&ots=YmGull14-E&sig=XXOfPXrgnpH9tT4Wlj0MMmjfCMY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjphJCBqdrMAhWDshQKHUGNDFwQ6AEITjAI#v=onepage&q=1817%20Ambonese%20uprising%20against%20Dutch%20authority&f=false

1851: Mongkut, born on 18 October 1804, king of Siam since 1st April is crowned as Rama IV. He died on 1st October 1868
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama4.html

1893 : Birth of Jose Nepomuceno, father of the Philippine cinema who died on December 1, 1959
http://pelikulaatbp.blogspot.fr/2008/09/jose-nepomuceno-father-of-rp-movies.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1129/today-in-philippine-history-may-15-1893-jose-nepomuceno-was-born-in-manila http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1046277/
http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:200615/FULLTEXT01.pdf

1942: Birth of Yusuf Kalla, vice-president of Indonesia and chairman of Golkar Party (2004-2009)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jusuf_Kalla

1946: Birth of Nguyen Van Ly, Vietnamese dissident priest
https://dvov.org/2012/05/25/catholic-priest-nguyen-van-ly-a-prisoner-of-conscience/

1962: Responding to communist attacks in Laos, American President Kennedy orders an immediate build up of US troops in Thailand

1966: Death of Titien Sumarni, Indonesian actress, born on December 28, 1932
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titien_Sumarni

1966: After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam’s ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command
http://www.vietnamwar.net/Ky.htm
http://nguyentin.tripod.com/ttdinh-2.htm

1987: Birth of Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennylyn_Mercado

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tAHshDqNuo

1997: The United States government acknowledges the existence of the “Secret War” in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other “Secret War” veterans

1998: In Indonesia, around 470 are killed in arsons on malls set by demonstrators. The strong Fosgoro faction in the Golkar asks President Suharto to resign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1998_riots_of_Indonesia

1998 manifs

2013: Taiwan recalls its envoy to the Philippines and announces it has frozen the hiring of Philippine workers to protest against the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201351544057410475.ht

2014: At least five Vietnamese people and 16 others described as Chinese have been killed in the latest incident of rioting as tension between Beijing and Vietnam escalates over the disputed territory in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/dozens-killed-vietnam-anti-china-protests-201451524632499784.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/15/vietnam-mobs-set-fire-to-foreign-factories-in-anti-china-protest/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/15/chinese-nationals-vietnam-riots-cambodia

 2014: Three people are killed and more than 20 others injured in an attack on an anti-government protest camp in the Thai capital
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27419558
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/15/thailand-interim-pm-flees-meeting-at-least-3-killed-in-bangkok-protests/

2015: Pich Tum Kravel, Cambodian Actor, Arts Patron, dies at 71
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pich-tum-kravel-actor-and-arts-patron-dies-at-71-83811/

2018: Bangkok Post editor ‘forced to step down’ over critical coverage of Thai military junta government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2146253/bangkok-post-editor-forced-step-down-over-critical-coverage
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2018/05/15/editor-removed-for-mismanagement-not-junta-pressure-bangkok-post/



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