On 17 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 17, 2018

1917: Birth of Kriangsak Chomanan, Thai Prime Minister from 1977 to 1980, who died on December 23, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chamanan

1944: US destroyers sink in typhoon Cobra off Philippines, 790 killed
http://www.desausa.org/typhoon_of_1944.htm
http://world-war-2.wikia.com/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra_Disaster

1953: Nguyen Van Tam resigns as Prime Minister of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Van_Tam

1969: Birth of Michael V., Filipino comedian and actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_V.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1259243/bio

1979: Khieu Sampan replaces Pol Pot as head of Khmers rouges government in the purpose to further a rapprochement between the resistance movements against the Vietnamese occupation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khieu_Samphan

1980: Birth of Stella Ng, Singaporean singer & actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_(singer)
http://forums.vr-zone.com/chit-chatting/437394-singapore-ex-singer-stella-ng-declared-bankrupt.html

2002: The International Court for justice gives to Malaysia the Sipadan and Ligitan islets off Sabah

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/DL21Ae01.html
http://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/102/10570.pdf
https://www.slideshare.net/pridiv/forin-policy-presentation

2007: Buddhist monks and riot police are involved in a violent confrontation in Cambodia’s capital
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7147981.stm

2013: Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party re-elects former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as its leader ahead of a crucial decision over whether to boycott upcoming elections.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/117312/thai-ex-pm-abhisit-re-elected-as-opposition-party-chief/



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