On 2 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 2 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 2, 2019

1865: Birth of Simeon Ola, Philipino general, who died on February 14, 1952
http://mandirigma.org/?p=739
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1479/today-in-philippine-history-september-2-1865-simeon-ola-was-born-in-guinobatan-albay

1884: Birth of Frank Laubach, Christian Evangelical missionary in the Philippines, who died on June 11, 1970
http://www.bu.edu/missiology/missionary-biography/l-m/laubach-frank-charles-1884-1970/
http://www.laubachventura.org/about/the-frank-laubach-story.html

1945: Ho Chi Minh Vietnam declares  independence from France, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-independence-proclaimed
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/vietdec.htm

1957: President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Diem_presidential_visit_to_Australia

1962: Birth of Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prachya_Pinkaew

1969: Death of Ho Chi Minh, founder and president of North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0519.html

1996: A permanent peace agreement is signed between the government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front, ending 26 years of insurgency that had killed more than 120,000 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moro_National_Liberation_Front

1998: In Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, vice-premier and minister of Finances, in conflict with the economics policy of Prime Minister Mahathir is dismissed
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8410.html

2003: In Indonesia, Abu Bakar Bashir, presumed leader of Jemaah Islamiya, is condemned to four years in prison for sedition
http://www.nndb.com/people/483/000045348/

2004: In Malaysia, the Supreme Court clears former vice-premier Anwar Ibrahim of the crime of sodomy, for which he is in jail since 1998,  and orders his release

2008: In Thailand, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej imposed a state of emergency in Bangkok after groups of demonstrators clashed on the street

2017: Australia and East Timor strike historic deal to end maritime dispute
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2109465/australia-and-east-timor-strike-deal-end-maritime-dispute
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/02/timor-sea-dispute-australia-and-timor-leste-achieve-historic-deal


Holidays and observances

Vietnam Independence day

 



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