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On 16 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 16, 2018

1873: Thai King Chulalongkorn, who succeeded his father on October 1868, is crowned for a second time
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/chulalongkorn

1890: Birth of Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines (1948-1953) who died on February 28, 1956
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/753/today-in-philippine-history-november-16-1890-elpidio-quirino-the-sixth-president-of-the-philippines-was-born-in-the-town-of-vigan-ilocos-sur

Elpidio Quirino

1938: Netherlands  government rejects the 1936 autonomy petition for Indonesia

1953: In Cambodia, after Penn Nouth resigned, Chan Nak cabinet is formed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Nouth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Nak

1961: Kennedy decides  to increase military aid to Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-decides-to-increase-military-aid-to-saigon

1969: The U.S. Army  announces that several had been charged with massacre and the subsequent  cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968

1970:  South-Vietnamese president Ky defends South Vietnamese operations in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-defends-south-vietnamese-operations-in-cambodia

1987: Death of Zubir Said, a Singapore composer who composed the  national anthem
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19871117-1.2.12.aspx
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_115_2005-01-19.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubir_Said

2000: Bill Clinton  becomes the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/nov-16-2000-pres-clinton-visits-vietnam-12100906

2009: Cambodia’s  parliament strips opposition leader Sam Rainsy of his immunity from  prosecution. The move was prompted by his reported encouragement to villagers  to uproot border markers on the frontier with Vietnam last month
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8361986.stm

2010: Thailand extradites accused  Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the U.S. to face terrorism charges,  siding with Washington in a tug of war with Moscow over whether to send him to  stand trial or let him go home
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11768684

2011: A controversial amnesty decree is endorsed by Thailand’s cabinet that could pave the way for the return of Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/2011111672939589176.html

2017: Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolves the CNRP, country’s main opposition party, and bans more than 100 of its politicians, in a ruling blasted by rights groups as the « death » of the nation’s democracy
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42006828
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/death-democracy-cnrp-dissolved-supreme-court-ruling