ON 15 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on October 15, 2019
1914: Birth of Lim Yew Hock, second chief minister of Singapore (1956-1959) who died on November 30, 1984
1965: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law
1969: Millions march in US to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam
1990: United Nations General Assembly approves the Peace plan for Cambodia
1999: In Indonesia thousands of anti-Habibie demonstrators fought police and pressured the official assembly to go forward with reforms
2004: Indonesian prosecutors formally charged militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir with ordering his followers to launch a suicide attack on the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta last year. http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2004/10/16/cleric_charged_with_ordering_attack_on_indonesian_hotel/?camp=pm
2008: A Vietnamese court sentenced journalist Nguyen Viet Chien (56) to two years in prison, accusing him of writing inaccurate stories about one of the country’s most high-profile corruption cases. Fellow reporter Nguyen Van Hai (33) was sentenced on the charges to two years of “re-education without detention
2009: A Philippine military tribunal acquits 11 officers of plotting a foiled Feb, 2006, coup against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
2012: Cambodia former king Norodom Sihanouk dies aged 89
2012: The Philippines sign a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.