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On 16 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2018

1730: Birth of Diego Silang y Andaya, a revolutionary leader who conspired with British forces to overthrow Spanish rule in the northern Philippines and establish an independent Ilocano nation who was killed on May 28, 1763
http://www.insights-philippines.de/silang.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1399/today-in-philippine-history-december-16-1730-diego-silang-was-born-in-pangasinan

1883: During the Sino-French War, capture of Sontay (Tonking) by the French
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sơn_Tây_Campaign

1946: Thailand joins the United Nations

1948: Independence of Cambodia from France in the frame of Union Française

1961: US president Kennedy decides to ugrate to 15,000 the number of US soldiers based in Vietnam

1962: British restore order in Brunei, after a pro-Indonesian revolt

1963: Death of Empress Nam Phuong, wife of Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, born on December 14, 1914
http://royal-portraits.blogspot.com/2009/05/empress-nam-phuong-of-vietnam.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Phuong

1965: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966 in Vietnam

1969: Death of Soe Hok Gie, Indonesian activist, born on December 17, 1942
http://myarticle-article.blogspot.fr/2012/07/biography-of-soe-hok-gie-1942-1969.html

Soe Hok Gie 1

1972: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kissinger-announces-that-north-vietnamese-left-negotiations

2007: Buddhist monks and riot police are involved in a violent confrontation in Cambodia’s capital
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7147981.stm

2009: Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is allowed to meet three senior officials of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8415384.stm

2010: Malaysia’s ruling coalition has won a parliamentary vote to suspend Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader, from the legislature for six months. Anwar had been accused of abusing “his right and privileges as an MP” after he criticised the government’s “One Malaysia” slogan for national unity.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/12/2010121641256448678.html

2011: Burma Karen rebel leader Mahn Nyein Maung is sentenced to 17 years in prison on a charge of “unlawful association”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16227766