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On 4 August in Southeast Asian history

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

ON 4 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 4, 2019

1940: Birth of Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (1999-2001) who died on December 30, 2009
http://eklusiftheme.blogspot.fr/2013/02/abdurrahman-wahid-gus-dur-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdurrahman_Wahid

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1947: In Indonesia, a ceasefire is agreed to by Dutch and Sukarno, but is ignored in the field. Dutch declare “Van Mook line” at the edge of their military advances in Java and Sumatra

1959: In Laos, the state of emergency is proclaimed and the government asks United Nation General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold for help

1956:  Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands

1964: Reported North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack (second Gulf of Tonkin incident) result in retaliation strikes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8-ffiYyzA

1964: President Diosdado Macapagal signs into law Republic Act No. 4166, designating June 12 as the Independence Day of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/437/today-in-philippine-history-august-4-1964-june-12-was-designated-the-independence-day
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1177/today-in-philippine-history-june-12-1898-aguinaldo-formally-proclaimed-the-philippine-independence-in-kawit-cavite

1969: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

1977: In Kuala Lumpur, Second summit of Asean
http://www.jstor.org/stable/27908333?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/asean/19770805.D1E.html

1988: Leader of Thailand, General Prem Tinnasulanonda refuses in vain to Chatchai Chunhawan, leader of the Thai Nation Party (phak chat thai), to be assigned Prime Minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatichai_Choonhavan

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

2012: Dozens of journalists march in Myanmar’s main city to protest the suspension of two journals amid fears officials are rowing back on pledges to ease strict junta-era censorship laws
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120804-363436.html

2017: Independence leader Xanana Gusmao resigns as president of his party following their recent election loss
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/05/east-timors-gusmao-quits-party-leader