On 17 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2019

1887: Foundation of the Indochina Union including the French protectorates of Cambodia, Annam and Tonkin
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Indochina+Union

1943: The 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed. During the construction of the railway approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians. Part of the railway was “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which was later made into a movie.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10382906/Burma-Railway-British-POW-breaks-silence-over-horrors.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMmJMNRv-Q

1947: In London, Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign the “Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma Regarding the Recognition of Burmese Independence and Related Matters”
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/1947_treaty.htm

1950: Americano-Siamese security agreement

1953: Signature of a friendship and association treaty between France and Laos

1953: Franco-Cambodian agreement on the transfer of competences in military matters

1992: Death of Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician, born on May 28, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Johannes

1992: Birth of Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Concepcion
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2120205/

2009: Thousands of “red shirt” protesters rally in Bangkok, seeking a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/20091017161556498994.html

2013: Death of Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country’s turbulent history, at age 91.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114545/sein-win-force-for-press-freedom-in-burma-dies/

2014: Six Myanmar journalists have been jailed by a Yangon court for “state defamation” amid mounting concern over a roll back of press freedom in the former junta-run state
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/fresh-clashes-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-regroup

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

2017: Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files

 


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