ON 22 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on March 22, 2019
924: Birth of Dinh Bo Linh, the first emperor of Vietnam who died in 979
1784: In Thailand, the Esmeralda Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew
1869: Birth of Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino independence leader and first president of the Philippines who died on February 6, 1964
1897: In the Philippines, by the Tejeros Convention, the Katipunan (KKK) rebellion establishes a government with Emilio Aguinaldo as president
1915 : The Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, signs an agreement with the US governor of the Department of Mindano and Sulu, Frank W. Carpenter, renouncing his sovereignty over the Sulu archipelago.
1929: Birth of P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, singer and song writer, who died on May 27, 1973
1940: Birth of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor, who died on February 25, 1996
1973: General Suharto, president of Indonesia, and only one candidate, is reelected for five years and will be reelected up to 1998
1974: The Viet Cong proposes a new truce with the U.S. and South Vietnam. The truce included general élections
1978: In Indonesia, General Suharto is reelected for a third term as President. He is the only one candidate
2006: In the Philippines, beginning of the trial of former president Joseph Estrada charged to have illegally pocketed 77 million dollars during his tenure
2013: 62 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
2014: Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party’s secretary general Wilma Tiamzon, have been arrested in a joint police and military operation, military chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista said