On 20 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 20 November 2018

1873: Francis Garnier captures Hanoi, the capital of Tonkin where he will be killed by the Black Flag Army on December 21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Garnier

1946: In the Battle  of Marga (Indonesia), the resistance on Bali led by Ngurah Rai is defeated by  Dutch forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marga,_Tabanan
http://www.greenerbali.com/marga-memorial.html

1953: French General  Navarre chooses Dien-Bien-Phu as strong position to stop Vietnamese communist offensive  in Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dien_Bien_Phu

1968: Birth of Chew Chor Meng, Singaporean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chew_Chor_Meng

1969: The Cleveland  Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lay  massacre in Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_massacre

1990: The International Herald Tribune and Asian Wall Street Journal are pulled from  distribution in Indonesia due to articles on the business enterprises of the  Suharto family

1991: Cambodia Prince  Sihanouk is proclaimed head of state
https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/asia-and-africa/southeast-asia-history-biographies/sihanouk-norodom

1992: Xanana Gusmao,  leader of the Fretilin,  is captured in Timor. He will be sentenced to life in prison
http://timorarchives.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/1992-xanana-capture-1/
http://jano-buti.blogspot.fr/2011/07/video-penangkapan-xanana-gusmao-20.html

2007: ASEAN accelerates the integration process by the signing of the ASEAN Charter
http://asean.org/?static_post=media-release-asean-leaders-sign-asean-charter-singapore-20-november-2007
http://www.powershow.com/view/4213-OWI1Y/The_ASEAN_Economic_Community_after_the_ASEAN_Charter_powerpoint_ppt_presentation

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2012: Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) decided to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) aimed at preventing violence over disputed territories.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Asean-Summit,-no-agreement-between-the-U.S.-and-Cina-regarding-the-South-China-Sea-26402.html

 



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