On 7 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 7 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 7, 2019

1901: Birth of Prince Souvanna Phouma, four times Laos’s Prime Minister, who died on January 10, 1984
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/souvanna-phouma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvanna_Phouma

Souvanna Phouma 2

1946: Birth of Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
http://www.bruneiresources.com/rajaisteri.html

1961: Conference of Ban Hin Heup (Laos) aiming to form a government including all the factions

1970: In a televised speech, President Richard Nixon announces a five-point proposal to end the war, based on a “standstill” cease-fire in place in South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

2004: Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk abdicates because of poor health
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3722294.stm

2008: Thailand riot police fired tear gas and clash with protesters attempting to stop Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat’s maiden speech in parliament. At least 70 people are injured
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7656073.stm

2012: President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines says that a deal had been agreed with the insurgent Moro Islamic Liberation Front on establishing an autonomous region for the nation’s Muslim minority, the result of 15 years of negotiations.
http://www.france24.com/en/20121007-philippines-aquino-peace-deal-agreement-muslim-militants-milf-liberation-insurgents-moro
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19860907
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/9592414/Philippines-president-announces-landmark-peace-plan-with-Muslim-rebels.html

2014: Myanmar’s government pardons 3,073 prisoners, including 58 foreign nationals, as part of an amnesty that rights groups said included more than a dozen political prisoners
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/myanmar-pardons-more-than-3000-prisoners-20141078411568883.html



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