On 26 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 26, 2019

1811: British under Lord Minto take Batavia. The Dutch, having suffered heavy losses, retreat to Semarang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Minto

1920: Birth of Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai soldier and Prime Minister (1980-1988)
http://www.generalprem.com/
http://www.th4u.com/prem_tinsulanonda.htm

THAILAND POLITICS

1930 : On the 34th anniversary of the 1896 Katipunan Revolt , Crisanto Evangelista announced the birth of the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP), the Communist Party of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1661/today-in-philippine-history-august-26-1930-crisanto-evangelista-announced-the-birth-of-the-partido-komunista-ng-pilipinas

1975: Portuguese politic authorities and military forces hurriedly leave East Timor

1976: In the Philippines, Kumander Dante, leader of the New People Army is captured
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-10-28-mn-692-story.html

1983: Birth of Luna Maya, Indonesian actress and model
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2532164/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Maya

1988: Aung San Suu Kyi address half-million mass rally in front of Swedagon Pagoda in Yangon, calling for a democratic government

2007: Death of Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, popularly dubbed as the Bruce Lee of the Philippines, born on June 27, 1935
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2518&dat=20070828&id=YUxaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ESgMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2113,20109084&hl=fr
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21233881

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-W5PU2Yg4

2008: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, wins a landslide victory in a by-election to return him to parliament
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/200882615516149648.html

2014: Cambodia’s opposition CNPR boosts its influence in a parliament long controlled by the ruling party, winning a deputy chairman post and assurances of greater legislative sway under a deal to end a year-long political impasse
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/leadership-elections-set



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