On 17 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 17, 2019

1824: A Burmese force invades Chittagong and drove a mixed Sepoy and police detachment from its position at Ramu, but did not follow up its success

1857 : Birth of Pascual Poblete, Filipino writer and activist who died on February 5, 1921
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1663/today-in-philippine-history-may-17-1857-pascual-poblete-was-born-in-naic-cavite

1917: Death of Charles Brooke, second White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) since 3 August 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Anthoni_Johnson_Brooke

1940: Birth of Reynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
https://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=5&new_day=17&new_year=2015

1944: Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myitkyina_Airport

1954: In the Philippines, Luis Taruc, who has been excluded from the Philippine Communist Party, surrenders
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1964: In Burma, all the 50 and 100 kyat banknotes are demonetized without compensation

1992: In Thailand, the so called Black May begins. Thai police and protestors start attacking one another. By midnight, the Thai government declares a state of emergency and military troops open fire

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/may/19/from-archives-thai-army-massacres
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1992450.stm
http://2bangkok.com/09-1992headlines08.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_May_(1992)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4YhpJdPZw

1994: Birth of Julie Anne San Jose, Filipino singer and actress
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/2003/julie-ann-san-jose-biography

2000: In Indonesia, for the first time, 24 soldiers are jailed for massacres of civilians in Aceh

2004: In Myanmar, the National Convention, in charge to write a new constitution,  convened after more than eight years of suspension

2007: In Thailand, the Defense National Council orders three private radio stations to be closed because they gave interviews to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra

2011: Myanmar’s new government releases thousands of prisoners and reduced others’ sentences in a token aimed at mending its international image. Activists said the vast majority of those released from prisons were common criminals and only a few were political prisoners
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/05/2011517181542379456.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110517-rights-groups-criticise-myanmar-prisoner-release

2012: In an effort to encourage reform, US President Barack Obama on Thursday eased bans on investment in Burma’s financial services industry and on doing business in the country but kept sanctions against “individuals associated with the former regime”.

2014: The Chinese government has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27458866

2014: A plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people including the minister of Defense 2014 Douangchay Phichit
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-17/an-laos-plane-crash/5459886
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27452919

 



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