On 21 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 21 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 21, 2019

1851: Viêt-Nam emperor Tu Duc orders the killing of Christian priests
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2013/11/monarch-profile-emperor-tu-duc-of.html

1897 : Marcela Marcelo, the Woman General of the Philippine revolution dies in the Battle of Pasong Santol (Dasmariñas), Cavite.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1471/today-in-philippine-history-march-21-1897-marcela-marcelo-died-in-the-battle-of-pasong-santol
http://pinoyfolktales.blogspot.fr/2013/01/filipino-martyr-marcela-marcelo-lugo.html

1947 : the Joint United States Military Advisory Group or JUSMAG, which played a key role in suppressing the Philippine Huk rebellion in the 1950s, is organized
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1027/today-in-philippine-history-march-21-1947-jusmag-was-organized
http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=277.0

1955: In Vietnam, the buddhist sects present President Ngo Dinh Diem an ultimatum demanding the formation of a National Union government

1956: In Laos, Prince Souvanna Phouma is named Prime Minister, putting an end to the political crisis and joins the neutralist faction
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0846117.html

Souvanna Phouma

1960: Birth of Benito de Leon, Filipino military officer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_T._de_Leon

1967: North Vietnam rejects US president Johnson overture
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnson-overture

1968: In Indonesia, Suharto is officially elected President of the Republic

1972: Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-shell-phnom-penh

2003: Death of Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia, born in 1924
http://indonesianfamous.blogspot.com/2010/09/umar-wirahadikusumah.html

2004: General elections in Malaysia. The ruling coalition Barisan Nasional Le Front National wins 198 of the 219 seats, of which 109 for Umno
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_general_election,_2004

2006: In Laos, Choummaly Sayasone, 70, a retired general, replaces Khamtay Siphandone as leader of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7411513.html

Choummaly Sayasone 3

2009: In Thailand, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and all five cabinet ministers targeted in the two-day censure debate survive no-confidence vote

2011: The ruling communist party of Laos reelects its incumbent leader to a new five-year term. The 9th Party Congress unanimously approved Choummaly Sayasone as secretary-general of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party. He was first elected to the post in 2006

2014: Thai court rules that general election is invalid. The vote was unconstitutional because it did not take place on the same day across the country
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26677772
http://www.voanews.com/content/thai-court-nullifies-election/1876018.html

2018: Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigns ‘to take rest from duties’
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/president-u-htin-kyaw-resigns-u-win-myint-tipped-as-replacement
http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-president-htin-kyaw-resigns/a-43058749

 


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