On 30 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 30, 2019

1550: King Tabinshwehti of Burma is decapited by one of his chamberlains
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabinshwehti

1910: Birth of Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and lyricist who died on April 2, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Celerio

1937: The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_women_suffrage_plebiscite,_1937

1944: Beginning of the two months siege of Kohima (Burma) by the Japanese
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/

1963: In Laos, Prince Souvana Phouma breaks negotiations with Pathet Lao

1970: President Nixon announces invasion of Cambodia
http://chnm.gmu.edu/hardhats/cambodia.html

1975: Fall of Saigon. South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh surrenders to the North Vietnamese forces


http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0430.html#article
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/30/newsid_2498000/2498441.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/716609.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnam-surrenders



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdR2Iktffaw

1995: Death of General Maung Maung Kha, Myanmar Prime Minister (1977-1988), born on 7 June 1920
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Maung-Maung-Kha
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DEFD7103CF930A35754C0A962958260&sec=&spon=

1999: Cambodia is the 10th and last country to join the Association of South-East Asian Nation (ASEAN)

2004: In Indonesia, Abu Bakar Bashir, suspected to be the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah is arrested the day of his release. Some fights between police and his followers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakar_Bashir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemaah_Islamiyah

2006: Death of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist, born on February 20, 1925
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/01/books/01prem.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramoedya_Ananta_Toer

2011: Cambodia asks the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to clarify its 1962 ruling over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear as its military clashes with Thailand continued after a truce
http://www.pressreader.com/thailand/the-nation/20110430/282333971470591

2011: Communist Laos holds a general election for a new parliament, a body that has gained more power in this one-party state in recent years

2013: Death of Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor, born on March 29, 1937
http://www.philstar.com/arts-and-culture/2013/05/06/938632/collective-memory-roberto-chabet
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/roberto-chabet–father-of-ph-concecptual-art–passes-away–144628671.html

2014: Brunei sultan launches new penal code that will eventually include stoning, amputation and flogging as punishments
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/30/sultan-brunei-sharia-penal-code-flogging-death-stoning
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/brunei-adopts-phase-one-islamic-law-201443051454609650.html

2015 : Vietnam marks 40 years since end of war with the fall of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/129448/in-pictures–grand-parade-marks-40-years-of-reunification.html

 



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