On 3 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 3 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 3, 2019

1549: Death of Sri Suriyothai, Chief Queen of Ayutthaya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Suriyothai
http://vimeo.com/69176
http://www.bangkoksite.com/AyutthayaPage/ChediSriSuriyothai.htm

1820: Death of Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor, born on February 8, 1762 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/vietnam/gia-long.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1927: Birth of Blas Ople, Filipino politician, president of the senate, who died on December 14, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blas_Ople

1930: The Communist Party of Vietnam is founded
http://communpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Viet_Nam

1945: Beginning of the Battle of Manila
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

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

1945: In the Philippines, the Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority
http://www.us-japandialogueonpows.org/Santo%20Tomas%20liberation.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/912/today-in-philippine-history-february-3-1945-the-american-forces-liberated-prisoners-of-war-in-manila

1948: Birth of East-Timor Bishop Carlos Belo, Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.architectsofpeace.org/architects-of-peace/bishop-carlos-filipe-ximenes-belo
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Carlos_Felipe_Ximenes_Belo.aspx

1954: Beginning of the siege of Dien Bien Phu by the Vietnamese Communist forces against the French forces

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHkZ-ZWbuuE

1994: Nearly two decades after the fall of Saigon, U.S. President Bill Clinton announces the lifting of the 19-year-old trade embargo against Vietnam, citing the cooperation of Vietnam’s communist government in helping the United States locate the 2,238 Americans still listed as missing in the Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-ends-vietnam-trade-embargo

1994: Justinus Darmojuwono Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justinus_Darmojuwono

2002: In Cambodia, First local elections since the restoration of democracy. Prime Minister Hun Sen party wins 60 % of the votes, the Funcinpec (royalist) a little less than 20 %, and the PSR (Sam Rainsi) also around 20 %

2005: Sam Rainsy, leader of the only one Cambodian opposition party, the PSR (15 députés), flees the country after his parliamentary privilege has been removed for slandering the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138764.stm

2010: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim pleads not guilty at the start of his long-delayed sodomy trial
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8495000.stm

2012: Death of Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, born on December 10, 1921
http://remembersingapore.org/2012/02/03/tribute-to-dr-toh-chin-chye/
http://ifonlysingaporeans.blogspot.fr/2012/02/remembering-toh-chin-chye-1921-2012.html

2012: Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court has rejected an appeal by Khmer Rouge jailer Duch and increased his sentence to life imprisonment
http://www.france24.com/en/20120203-khmer-rouge-jailer-gets-life-appeal-cambodia-duch-justice-killing-fields
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16865834

 

Holidays and observances

Vietnam: Communist Party of Vietnam Foundation Anniversary

Thailand: Veterans’ Day



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