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On 16 September in Southeast Asian history

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ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 16, 2019

1792: Death of Quang Trung, Tay Son dynasty’s emperor of Viet Nam born in 1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Hue

1923: Birth of Lee Kuan Yew, father of Singapore independence who died on March 23, 2015
http://www.biography.com/people/lee-kuan-yew-9377339#synopsis
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Lee_Kuan_Yew

1945: British Rear Admiral Patterson lands in Jakarta. He announces that the British mission is “to maintain law and order until the time that the lawful government of the Netherlands East Indies is once again functioning”

1957: In a coup in Thailand, Premier Plaek Phibun Songkhram is deposed
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/thailand/coup-1957.htm

1963: Malaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

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http://gboybunker.blogspot.fr/2009/09/16-septemberwhats-so-special.html
http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/09/16/formation-of-malaysia/
http://www.insightguides.com/destinations/asia-pacific/malaysia/cultural-features/the-formation-of-Malaysia

1966: Beijing says that two US warplanes have attacked two Chinese hamlets on September 9. (On September 19 Washington admitted saying there was an mistake with North Vietnam targets

1967: United Nations General Secretary U Thant asks again the stopping of US bombing on North Vietnam

1969: US President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of 35,000 soldiers from Vietnam before December 15

1975: Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia

2002: In Singapore, the government announces the arrest of 19 Singaporean members of Jemaah Islamiya and of 2 members of the Philippine MILF

2002: Death of Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, Vietnamese cardinal, born on April 17, 1928
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=1316
http://www.ucanews.com/news/a-path-to-sainthood-that-could-be-explosive/68715

2002: In Thailand, beginning of talks between Sri Lankan government and LTTE Tamil separatists with Norwegian mediation

2010: Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal indicts four former Khmer Rouge leaders. Nuon Chea, deputy to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, will stand trial next year, along with former head of state Khieu Samphan, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11323143

2013: Death of Chin Peng, former secretary-general of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). He was 90 years old
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/chin-peng
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/10/08/chin-peng-and-cleavages-in-malaysian-society/

 

Holidays and observances

Malaysia: Hari Malaysia (formation of Malaysia, 1963)

Papua New Guinea : Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)