On 8 June in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 8 June 2019

1824: The British launch a new offensive on Rangoon. The Burmese will be driven back; and their strongly built forts, battered by artillery, gradually abandoned

1921: Birth of Suharto, second president of Indonesia, who died on January 27, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suharto
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1702682,00.html

1946: Sukarno calls for the people of Indonesia to mobilize against the Dutch in an anti-colonial campaign

1956: In Singapore, Lim Yew Kock forms a new cabinet
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/cd9853ff-acdc-40bf-8dfa-da17041418a8

1965: The US forces in Vietnam get the green light to fight in ground operations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-are-available-for-ground-support

1967: The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) recognizes the border and neutrality of Laos

1969: Presidents Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. USA decides the immediate withdraw of 25,000 soldiers from Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-and-thieu-meet-at-midway
https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2014/06/president-nixon-president-thieu-meet-midway-island-june-8-1969/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uFkDnMROiI

1972: Vietnam War: Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm

1997 : In Burma, death in jail of Monywa U Tin Shwe, one of the founders of the National League for Democracy (NLD), born on April 17, 1930
https://www.irrawaddy.com/in-person/calling-justice-prison-death-nld-leader.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/u-tin-shwe-5563750.html

1998: In Indonesia, thousands of demonstrators, mainly students, demand the dissolution of the only three autorized parties

2006: Choummaly Sayasone is elected president of Laos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choummaly_Sayasone

2013: Death of Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Gentleman of Indonesia, born on December 31, 1942
http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=taufiq-kiemas&pid=165259665
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufiq_Kiemas

2015 : Death of Chea Sim, president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and also president of the Senate, born on November 15, 1932
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chea-sim-dead-83
http://www.wsj.com/articles/cambodias-chea-sim-top-official-in-post-khmer-rouge-era-dies-at-82-1433768280

2018: Vietnam expels dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai to Germany
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnam-expels-dissident-lawyer-to-germany/a-44121266
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2149963/vietnam-kicks-out-human-rights-lawyer-and-another-dissident
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/08/Vietnam-expels-dissident-human-rights-lawyer

 


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