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On 18 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 18, 2018

1603: First fleet of the Dutch East India Company under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

1856: Birth of Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist who died of tuberculosis in January 1896
http://www.univie.ac.at/Voelkerkunde/apsis/aufi/history/jaena.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/831/today-in-philippine-history-december-18-1856-graciano-lopez-jaena-was-born-in-jaro-iloilo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graciano_L%C3%B3pez_Jaena

1941: In Singapore, the Communist Party of Malaya general secretary and the British sign an agreement for fighting the Japanese invader

1946: Dutch create the state of East Indonesia/Negara Indonesia Timur at a conference in Denpasar, Bali. Capital of the new NIT is Makassar, and it includes the entire eastern half of Indonesia. Sutan Sjahrir protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1948: Indonesia begins its second political elections

1948: Dutch officials tell representatives of the United States and the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta that they are cancelling the Renville agreement. The news does not reach Yogya, as the Dutch have already cut the phone lines there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renville_Agreement

1952: Abdul Haris Nasution, Army Chief of Staff in Indonesia since 1949, is dismissed. Sultan of Yogya resigns as defense minister
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Abdul_Haris_Nasution

1961: Indonesia invades Netherlands New Guinea

1962: Birth of Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-born American singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaldo_Lapuz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCqcd8IlNlo

1980: Vietnam adopts its new constitution
http://vietnamlawmagazine.vn/vietnams-1980-constitution-4534.html

1985: Death of Xuan Dieu, Vietnamese poet, born on February 2, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu%C3%A2n_Di%E1%BB%87u

Xuan Dieu 3

2009: Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court charges Khmer Rouge former head of state Khieu Samphan with genocide

2011: Aid agencies in the Philippines are trying to reach more than 120,000 people affected by flash flooding on the island of Mindanao. At least 972 people died in the disaster, according to goverment sources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16249763
http://www.france24.com/en/20111219-mass-burial-flash-flood-victims-death-count-650-philippines-washi-rescue