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On 24 October in Southeast Asian history

1966-10-24 Manila conference

ON 24 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 24, 2019

1924: Birth of Chin Peng, leader of the Communist Party of Malaya (1948-1989)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin_Peng
http://anystreetcorner.blogspot.com/2005/03/chin-peng-my-dad-and-me.html

1925: Birth of Ieng Sary, Khmer Rouge leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ieng_Sary
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Ieng_Sary

1930: Birth of sultan of Pahang Ahmad Shah ,7th king of Malaysia  (1979-1984)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Shah_of_Malaysia

1944: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zhuikaku and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines)
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

1954: Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-president-pledges-support-to-south-vietnam

1966: In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam “withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/sites/default/files/documents/manila-summit-communique.pdf

1966-10-24 Manila conference

1984: The inquiry commission on the murder of Benigno Aquino contradicts  official version of a hired assassin and implicates 25 military, including the Army commander, General Fabian Ver
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Fabian_Ver

1989: The Khmer Rouge take control of Pailin area on the Thailand border

2014: Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing has been shot dead. He was arrested in Mon state at the end of September while covering clashes near the border between Thailand and Myanmar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29758329
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/missing-reporter-killed-custody-burma-army-report.html

2014: Two French journalists are sentenced to two and a half months in prison for illegally reporting in Indonesia’s Papua province on tourist visas but are released having already served time in custody
http://www.france24.com/en/20141024-indonesia-release-french-journalists-detained-papua-illegal-reporting/
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20141024-french-journalists-detained-papua-will-go-free

2016: Opposition leader Sam Rainsy is officially exiled from the country in a move that contradicts domestic laws and violates international conventions signed by the Cambodian government
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sam-rainsy-officially-exiled-cambodia-119625/

2017: Indonesia passes law to ban organisations deemed against secular Pancasila ideology