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On 23 April in Southeast Asian history

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Updated on April 23, 2019

1934: Birth of George Canseco, Filipino music composer who, died on November 19, 2004
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/George-Canseco
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1662/today-in-philippine-history-april-23-1934-george-canseco-was-born-in-naic-cavite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c00ecAO-5qU

1946: Sisavang Vang becomes again king of Laos into the French Commonwealth


Sisavang Vong

1946: Manuel Roxas leading the newly formed Liberal Party, wins the election and will become President of Republic of the Philippines on July 4

1949: Cochin-China assembly votes for unification with Annam and Tonkin as part of the State of Vietnam within the French Union

1953: In South Vietnam, the United Front of Hoa-Hao and Binh-Xuyen refuse to submit to Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem causing fighting in Saigon Cholon

1968: Anti-Vietnam wars students protestors at Columbia University in New York take over administration buildings and shut down the university
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968

1975: At a speech at Tulane University, President Gerald Ford says the Vietnam War is finished as far as America is concerned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-says-that-war-is-finished-for-america

1985: Birth of Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress
http://www.angellocsin.org/info.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUQ09pBhEfg&feature=related

1992: Than Shwe president of the State Peace and Development Council, replacing Saw Maung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Than_Shwe

2003: In Indonesia, opening of Abu Bakar Baashir trial for treason. He is accused to be the leader of Al Qaida-linked Jamaah Islamiyah responsible for Bali attack which caused 202 victims

2011: Thailand strongly rejects accusations it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in fighting that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their homes

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, and newly elected MPs from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party have refused to attend the opening session of parliament over a dispute regarding the wording of the parliamentary oath
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201242341831595332.html

2012: The European Union formally agrees to suspend sanctions against Burma for a year in recognition of “historic changes”. An embargo on arms sales, however, will stay in place
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17813656

2013: Myanmar pardons dozens of political prisoners, a day after the European Union agreed to end almost all sanctions against the Southeast Asian state.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22265293