On 8 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 8, 2018

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1947: Dutch and Indonesian representatives meet on board the U.S.S. Renville, a U.S. Navy transport stationed in the Philippines, which was moved Jakarta harbor for the talks

1958: Birth of Bird McIntyre , Thai pop singer, musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_McIntyre 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4XsUW6ohA

1960: Laotian Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma relieves the neutralist Captain Kong Le from his command
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Le

1960: Birth of Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian statesman
http://www.chanlilian.net/2008/03/11/some-things-i-dig-up-about-our-penang-chief-minister-yab-lim-guan-eng/

1962: The Indonesian backed North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) try to capture the sultan of Brunei who escapes and asks for British help. British emergency troops from Singapore land in the evening

1963: Death of Sarit Thanarat (Sarit Dhanarajata), Thailand Prime Minister (1959-1963), born on June 16, 1908
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404705731.html

1965: In Vietnam, Operation Tiger Hound is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-tiger-hound-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tiger_Hound

1966: Pope Paul VI pleads for Christmas truce in Vietnam to be followed by an amnesty and negotiations

1969: Nixon declares that Vietnam War is ending
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-declares-vietnam-war-is-ending

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/nov/16/indonesia.australia

2009: In Malaysia, peace talks resume between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group from the south of the country after 16 months
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8400804.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912995736198528.html

2011: A US citizen has been jailed for two and a half years by Thai authorities for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112844554785361.html

2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25294918
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/fire–rioting-taking-place-in-little-india–reports-152651999.html

 



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