On 28 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 28 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 28, 2018

1768: Taksin is enthroned king of Siam (up to April 1882)
http://www.picturesfromhistory.com/gallery/CPA0014001-0014500/image/350/
http://www.thailandsworld.com/en/thai-people/king-taksin-the-great/index.cfm

King Taksin1941: With the support of the Japanese, foundation of the Burma National Army
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_National_Army
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fd8_1455196596

1956: Chin Peng, David Marshal and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin_Peng
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunku_Abdul_Rahman

1964: South Vietnamese win costly battle at Binh Gia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-win-costly-battle-at-binh-gia

1964-12-28 Battle of Binh Gia

1972: In Thailand, a Palestinian commando from Black September movement, attacks the Israeli embassy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Israeli_Bangkok_Embassy_hostage_crisis

1972: Hanoi announces its return to the Paris peace talks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-announces-return-to-the-paris-peace-talks

1998: Birth of Aaron Junatas, Filipino child actor
https://philnews.ph/2017/05/11/child-star-aaron-junatas-now/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9oOuJG46YE

2008: Thousands of supporters of Thailand’s exiled former leader, Thaksin Shinawatra, have been demonstrating in Bangkok, calling for fresh elections
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7802091.stm

2009: Thai military authorities begin the forced repatriation of thousands of ethnic Hmong asylum-seekers to Laos, despite international concern that they could face persecution back home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8432094.stm

2009: A Vietnamese court sentences pro-democracy activist Tran Anh Kim to five-and-a-half years in prison for subversion against the communist state. The former army officer was a member of the Democratic Party of Vietnam and the pro-democracy Bloc 8406, both of which are banned
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8432168.stm

2012: Burma gives go-ahead for private newspapers in 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20856701

2013: The party of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi declares that it will take part in 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/suu-kyi-party-myanmar-elections-20131228144916841111.html

 

Holidays and observances

King Taksin Memorial Day (Thailand)



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