On 9 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 9 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 9, 2019

1914: Sneevliet founds Indische Sociaal-Democratische Vereeniging, would become PKI (Indonesian Communist Party)
http://www.iisg.nl/collections/sneevliet/life-2.php

1941: On board of Japanese cuirassier Natrri, Peace convention between France and Thailand is signed returning right side of the Mekong river Laotian and Cambodian territories to Thailand
http://www.ww2f.com/topic/12620-vichy-versus-asia-the-franco-siamese-war-of-1941/

1953: French Government announces the appointment of General Henri-Eugene Navarre as Commander in Chief of the French Union Forces (FUF) in Indochina

1956: A War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan is signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration, restauring the diplomatic relations

1963: Death of Vyner Brooke, third and final White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) from 1917 to 1946, born on 30 September 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vyner_Brooke

1964: Ngo Dinh Can, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngo Dinh Diem before the family’s toppling, is executed. Born in 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Can
http://adst.org/2014/05/the-strange-case-of-ngo-dinh-can/

1965: The Chinese People’s Action Party (PAP) and four others political parties of the Federation of Malaysia ally in the Malaysian Solidarity Convention fighting the Malays preference in the country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Solidarity_Council

1970: 75,000 to 100,000 anti-Vietnam war protestors demonstrate in front of the White House
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demonstrations-held-in-washington

1997: A former POW, Douglas Peterson,  is appointed first ambassador to Vietnam since 1975

2001: Indonesian military warn President Abdurraman Wahid not to dissolve the parliament in the purpose to escape impeachment procedure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdurrahman_Wahid

2007: Ex Malaysian prime minister Mahathir says that his successor (that he has himself pick up) do not deserve to lead the country

2009: Official results in Indonesia’s parliamentary elections confirm the president’s Democrat Party in first place with 20.85% of the vote. Its two main rivals – the PDIP and Golkar – both trail with around 14% each of the vote
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8042095.stm

2015 : President Joko Widodo announces he is lifting restrictions on foreign journalists in Papua immediately, after signing off pardons for five political detainees held for over a decade in a prison in the restive eastern province
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Jokowi-signals-reconciliation-with-restive-Papua-p-74910.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32677259 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/world/asia/indonesia-president-pardons-prisoners-in-papua-province.html?ref=asia&_r=0

2016: Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte secured a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections, after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced vows to kill criminals
https://www.france24.com/en/20160509-controversial-candidate-rodrigo-duterte-wins-philippine-presidential-election
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/rodrigo-duterte-wins-philippine-presidential-election-poll-monitor-1404584

2017 : Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, is found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to a two-year jail term
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2093544/jail-jakarta-governor-ahok-over-blasphemy-against-islam
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/09/christian-governor-of-jakarta-imprisoned-for-blasphemy

2018: Prime Minister Najib Razak is defeated  by Malaysia’s opposition alliance led by the country’s former authoritarian ruler Mahathir Mohamad, ending the 60-year rule of the National Front
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-10/malaysia-election-mahathir-claims-win-but-results-not-yet-in/9745498
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/09/asia/malaysia-elections-results/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_general_election,_2018

 



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