On 16 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 16, 2019

1516: Birth of Tabinshwehti, King of Burma, who was killed on 30 April 1550
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabinshwehti
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2017/06/monarch-profile-king-tabinshwehti-of.html

1899: Death of Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, born on December 15, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Jacinto

1960: Birth of Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician, killed on 13 November 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahab_Akbar
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Wahab_Akbar

1968: In Burma, Bo Zeya, commander-in-chief of the communist guerilla faction called « white flag » is killed during an military operation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1972: Prompted by the Nguyen Hue offensive, the United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-resumes-bombing-of-hanoi-and-haiphong

2001: In the Philippines, former president Joseph Estrada is officially charged for corruption but released on bail

2006: In the Philippines, President decides to commute 1,200 death sentences to life in jail. In fact no death sentence has been executed since 2000

2008: In Malaysia, the Makkal Osai Daily, a leading Tamil-language newspaper, critical to the government is banned
http://scottthong.wordpress.com/tag/makkal-osai/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmpNhr3y4-w

2009: Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled Thailand prime minister, gets a Nicaraguan passport naming him an “ambassador on a special mission”, saying he can help bring in investment
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/200941644555101354.html

 



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