On 2 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 2 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 2, 2019

1889: Birth of Ki Hajar Dewantoro founder of the Toman Siswa Organization to promote national education for Indonesian, who died on April 28, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ki_Hajar_Dewantara

1917: Birth of Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician who died on March 17, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Tien_Dung

1935: In the Philippines, the peasants of Luzon, rise up in arms against oppressive land tenancy laws

1942: Jose Abad Santos, Philippine national hero, born on February 19, 1886, is executed by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Abad_Santos

1961: Signature of a cease-fire in Laos

1964: An explosion sinks the USS Card which docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship
https://warisboring.com/viet-cong-commandos-sank-an-american-aircraft-carrier/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_the_USNS_Card
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-ship-sunk-in-saigon-port

1968: Birth of Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziana_Zain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YaIerWR9fk

1968: On a Hanoi proposition, Americans and North Vietnamese agree to meet on May 10 in Paris

1983: Beginning of a second Vietnamese withdrawal from Cambodia (10,000 men)

1994: In Indonesia, the People’s Democratic Party (PRD) is founded by by Budiman Sujatmiko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People’s_Democratic_Party_(Indonesia)

2000: Birth of Angel Sy, Filipina child actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Sy


2002: Closing ceremony of the Cam Ranh Bay naval base where up to 10,000 Soviet troops have been based

2002: In Myanmar, Aun San Suu Kyi, under house of arrest since September 2000 is released

2005: Death of Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore, born on September 2, 1915
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee_Kim_Wee

2008: Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7397617.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq8O0A0HjBE

2012: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn in to Burma’s parliament for the first time, cementing a risky detente between her party and the country’s military rulers
http://www.france24.com/en/20120502-burma-aung-san-suu-kyi-un-swearing-in-parliament
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17918414

2013: Viet Nam asks China to end its provocative actions in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in order to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea


Holidays and observances

Indonesia: National Education Day



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