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On 19 September in Southeast Asian history


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Updated on September 19, 2019

1919: Birth of Thich Huyen Quang, leader the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and dissident, who died on July 5, 2008

1963: Empress Nam-Phuong of Vietnam dies in France

1966: Indonesia which, on January 7, 1965,  had withdraw from United Nation in protest of the admission of the Federation of Malaysia announces that it comes back

1971: Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers

1997: After the Hun Sen coup d’état, United Nation decides to keep vacant the seat of Cambodia, up to the situation is cleared in the country

2001: Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri is the first head of state of a Muslim country to visit Washington after September 11 attacks. She gives her support to the fight against terrorism and gets a 400 million $ aid from the USA

2006: The Thai military, led by General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin  stages a coup in Bangkok, toppling prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The constitution is revoked and martial law declared

2008: Malaysian opposition MP Teresa Kok is released from jail, one week after being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA)

2010: Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Basilan island and kill Abdukarim Sali, a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists

2012: US Lawmakers united by their respect of Burma democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi present her with Congress’ highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama

2018: A former columnist for state media is jailed for seven years for « abusive » Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi