On 18 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 18 April 2019

1613: In now Indonesia, Dutch take Solor from Portuguese. Portuguese Dominicans move headquarters to Larantuka, Flores

1877: Birth of Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot and author who died on July 16, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Sotto

1955: Opening of the Afro-Asian Bandung Conference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian-African_Conference
http://hhr-atlas.ieg-mainz.de/articles/quinton-brown-bandung
https://blogs.uoregon.edu/1955bandungconference/2014/07/30/sukarnos-opening-speech/

1958: In Indonesia, government troops re-conquer Padang in central Sumatra, hold by around 800 rebel troops led by Lieutenant-Colonel Hussein

1964: Birth of Rithy Panh, Cambodia-born French documentary film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rithy_Panh
http://jinja.apsara.org/rithypanh.htm

1977: Birth of Anna Fegi, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Fegi

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5kH1IbdxBc

1979: Breaking off of negotiations between China and Vietnam which were opened on April 14

1999: Death of Philippines born-Chinese general Ye Fei, anti-Japanese war hero
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Fei

2005: In Malaysia, beginning of talks between Muslim separatists of MILF and Philippine government

2006: Opening of the 10th congress of the Communist party of Vietnam (up to April 25)

2014: Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam

2016: A Chinese military aircraft publicly lands at a new airport on an artificial island in the South China Sea for the first time, raising the prospect that Beijing could base fighter jets there
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/19/content_15418232.html

 



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