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On 15 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 15, 2019

1678: In now Indonesia, Amangkurat II gives the Dutch Indies Company (VOC) a monopoly on the sugar trade in Jepara
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amangkurat_II_of_Mataram

AMANGKURAT 2

 1896: French and British sign an agreement on their south-East Asia zones of influence. France recognizes the independence od Siam and the British recognizes the French protectorate on Laos

1945: Death of Pedro Abad Santos, Filipino doctor, lawyer, Marxist and politician, leader of the first Philippine communist rebellions from the 1930s to the 1950s, born on January 31, 1876
http://cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/forvisitors/localheroes/pedroabadsantos#gsc.tab=0

1954: Birth of Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Dalisay,_Jr.

1962: Naval incident between Indonesia and Netherland off West New Guinea

1973: Citing progress in peace negociations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive actions in North Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/15/newsid_2530000/2530549.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-halts-military-action-against-north-vietnam

1976: Tun Hussein bin Onn becomes the third premier minister of Malaysia
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Hussein_Onn

1989: “Private visit” (up to 20 January) of Vietnamese vice-minister of Foreign Affairs Dinh Nho Liem to Beijing. First high level meeting since 1979
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-01-15/news/mn-949_1_cambodian-conflict

2002: In the Philippines, at least 32 persons are killed in Jolo while demonstrating for the release of ex-governor Nur Misuari, imprisoned for sedition

2007: Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Solaiman is killed in a clash on the island of Jolo
http://www.arabnews.com/node/293358

2007: Death of Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat, born on March 24, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pura_Santillan-Castrence

2008: In the Philippines, Muslim separatists walk away from the signing of a deal with the government

2015: Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines for a five-day trip, seen as an effort to reinforce church membership, and highlight the issue of climate change as he meets victims of Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands in the country in 2013
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30809472
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-cheer-as-pope-arrives-philippines-2015115101210685513.html

2018: Philippine news Rappler website’s licence revoked after Duterte threat
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/philippine-news-websites-licence-revoked-after-duterte-threat
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/philippine-government-seeks-close-rappler-website-180115084959311.html