On 21 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 21 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 21, 2019

1963: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalises Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead. Martial law is declared
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xa_Loi_Pagoda_raids

1971: A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured

1983: Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport
https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/143594-look-back-ninoy-aquino-assassination
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/21/newsid_2534000/2534945.stm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8260401
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/aug-21-1983-benigno-aquino-assassinated-10551934

1984: 900,000 Filipinos hold an anti-Marcos parade

1984 manifs

2009: Death of Rex Shelley, Singaporean author, born on November 27, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Shelley
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_1641_2010-01-31.html

2014: Thailand’s junta-picked national assembly chooses coup leader, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenches the military’s hold on power
http://www.news.com.au/world/thailand-army-chief-general-prayut-chanocha-appointed-prime-minister/story-fndir2ev-1227032107221
http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/21/thailand-s-army-chief-named-as-country-s-pm/

2014: Indonesia’s highest court unanimously upholds last month’s presidential election result, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the world’s third largest democracy
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/08/indonesia-upholds-presidential-poll-result-201482114431312552.html
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/08/21/election-finally-ends-prabowo.html

 

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