On 31 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 31 May 2019

1764 : The Spaniards take back Manila from the British following the signing of peace treaty at Paris
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1812/today-in-philippine-history-may-31-1764-the-spaniards-took-back-manila-from-the-british-following-the-signing-of-peace-treaty-at-paris

1802: Gia Long (1762-1820) is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1951: Omar Ali Saifuddin III is crowned 28th sultan of Brunei

http://4voicesgirls.blogspot.fr/2009/05/sultan-omar-ali-saifuddien-3.html
http://alchetron.com/Omar-Ali-Saifuddien-III-1382981-W

1951-05-31 Omar Ali Saifuddin III couronnement

1966: In South Vietnam, A 17-year old buddhist girl commits suicide by setting herself alight
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2973000/2973209.stm

1973: The US Senate votes the end of the bombing of Cambodia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/31/newsid_2481000/2481543.stm

1974: Malaysia is the first among ASEAN countries to forge diplomatic ties with China

1976: An “East Timor People’s Assembly” selected by Indonesian intelligence services accepts annexation by Indonesia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

2014: The United States accuses China of acting as a “destabilising” force in pursuing its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying its failure to resolve disputes with its neighbours threatens the region’s long-term progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/us-china-destabilising-asia-pacific-region-20145317512706660.html

2016: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak rebukes Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s suggestion that he may reignite the Sabah dispute between the two nations

 

Holidays and observances

Brunei: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day



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