On 23 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 23 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 23, 2019

1596: De Houtman expedition reaches Banten (now in Indonesia). The initial reception is friendly, but after some rough behavior by the Dutch, the Sultan of Banten, along with the Portuguese stationed in Banten, shell the Dutch ships
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Dutch_Expedition_to_Indonesia

1596-06-23 Houtman à Banten

1884: A Chinese army defeats the French at Bac Le, Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac_Le_Ambush

1898: Emilio Aguinaldo is proclaimed president of the first Philippine Republic but not recognized by the international community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Aguinaldo

1954: Outside the official negociating sessions, in the Conference of Geneva, French premier Pierre Mendès France meets Chine Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai

1962: In Laos, Prince Souvanna Phouma is Prime Minister for the fourth time, up to December 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvanna_Phouma

1969: In Vietnam War, North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het
https://sofrep.com/84326/battle-ben-het-special-forces-camp-june-231969/

1980: Large Vietnamese raid in Thai territory, causing the tougher stance of Asean on Vietnam

2002: In Malaysia, death of Fadzil Noor, chairman of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas)
https://aliran.com/archives/ms/2002/0623.html
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D07E7D91F3FF936A15755C0A9649C8B63

2005: Philippine president Arroyo is accused of ballot rigging during the last elections. Her husband accused of corruption leaves the country

2007: Death of Vietnamese General Nguyen Chanh Thi, born on February 23, 1923
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Ch%C3%A1nh_Thi
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/world/asia/26thi.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/26/AR2007062602195.html

2010: Police in Indonesia have captured one of the most wanted “terrorists” in the country, Abdullah Sonata, an explosives expert
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/201062315215220293.html

2014: The European Union condemns the military takeover in Thailand, saying it was suspending all official visits to the country and shelving important agreements to back up calls for an urgent return to democratic rule

2017: Thailand passes bill to extend military’s authority for 20 years beyond elections
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2099595/thailand-passes-bill-extend-militarys-authority-20-years
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/thai-parliament-approves-bill-which-critics-say-will-prolong-military-role



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