On 1st February in Southeast Asian history

1948-02-01 Federation of Malaya foundation

ON 1st FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 1, 2019

1663: Birth of Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary who died on September 10, 1748
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Ignacia_del_Espiritu_Santo
http://vmides.blogspot.fr/2012/05/life-of-venerable-mother-ignacia-del.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErE_LUufjlA&feature=related

1789: Chinese troops are driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long (Hanoi)

1814: Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
http://www.fabulousphilippines.com/mayon-eruption-1814.html
http://opinion.inquirer.net/52185/the-mayon-eruption-of-1814

1948: First Official day of the Federation of Malaya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Malaya
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/72e9ebe6-7a0f-4512-aa48-3da99d598525

1948-02-01 Federation of Malaya foundation

1949: The Malayan Peoples’ Anti-Japanese Army (MPABA) changes its name to ‘Malayan Peoples’ Liberation Army’ (MPLA). This name, originally written in Chinese, has also been translated as ‘Malayan Races Liberation Army’ (MRLA) and ‘Malayan National Liberation Army’ (MNLA). The term translated as ‘Peoples’, ‘Races’, or ‘National’ was intended to signify that the army represented all three of Malaya’s principal ethnic groups, Malays, Chinese, and Indians

1955: The US Congress ratifies the Treaty of Manila (Seato)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Asia_Treaty_Organization

1964: U.S. and South Vietnamese naval forces initiate Operation Plan (Oplan) 34A, which calls for raids by South Vietnamese commandos, operating under American orders, against North Vietnamese coastal and island installations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-plan-34a-commences
http://ausvets.tripod.com/oplan34a.htm

1968: During the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese National Police Chief Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Vietcong officer with a pistol shot to the head. A famous picture that shocked the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGrsw6m9UOY

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42864421

1972: Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (king) of Malaysia

1974: Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory

1985: In Cambodia, Vietnamese forces launch a large scale offensive against Khmer Rouge

1999: Ong Teng Cheong is forced to quit as president of Singapore
http://www.singapore-window.org/sw00/000310a3.htm
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2014/02/08/ong-teng-cheong-i-had-a-job-to-do/

2001: In Indonesia, by 393 votes vs 4, the parliament approves the parliamentary enquiry linking the president Wahid in two corruption cases

2001: Putrajaya, the Malaysian administrative city, is declared a Federal Territory
http://www.malaysiasite.nl/putrajayaeng.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya

2007: Death of Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer, born in January 1937

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seri_Wangnaitham

2013: Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians have gathered to pay their final respects to their former king Norodom Sihanouk, who died of a heart attack in Beijing in October, aged 89
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013131204227950547.html http://asiancorrespondent.com/96774/cambodians-mourn-former-king-in-funeral-procession/

2016: Historic day in Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party takes power in parliament
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35456982
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/myanmar-era-parliament-holds-historic-session-160201043336484.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/31/asia/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-nld/index.html

2018: Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerilla leader following the failure of peace talks
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2131506/philippine-security-forces-capture-top-maoist-guerilla
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/01/18/baylosis-undergoes-inquest-after-arrest-in-qc
http://www.manilatimes.net/ndf-consultant-peace-talks-govt-arrested/377677/

 


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