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On 4 January in Southeast Asian history

1948-01-04 Indépendance

ON 4 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 4, 2019

1823: Birth of Otto van Rees, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor-General_of_the_Dutch_East_Indies

1897: In the Philippines, 11 of the 15 Bicol Martyrs are executed in Bagumbayan by the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1377/today-in-philippine-history-january-4-1897-11-of-the-15-bicol-martyrs-were-executed-in-bagumbayan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Martyrs_of_Bicol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x2lFGzx94

1945: US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack in the Sulu Sea (Philippines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ommaney_Bay_(CVE-79)

1945-01-04 Ommaney Bay

1946: In Dutch Indies, Sukarno and Hatta move by night to Yogya, leaving Sjahrir and the more pro-negotiations faction in Jakarta

1948: Full Independence of Burma from Great Britain. U Nu is named Prime Minister up to June 1956
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day–Burma-Declares-Independence-from-Britain.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(Burma)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1948-01-04 Indépendance

1948: The territories occupied by the Dutch demand the foundation of the United States of Indonesia

1962: Agreement between USA and the government of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem: pacification, democratization, liberalization

1964: French Prime Minister  Pierre Messmer offers a military aid to Cambodia

1974: South Vietnamese president Thieu announces that war has resumed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-announces-war-has-resumed

1974: The Union of Burma is renamed the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma

1975: The first Communist Chinese delegation arrives to Malaysia

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do who had wroten a 44-page document addressed to Vietnam communist party general secretary Do Muoi detailing the persecution of the UBCV since the communists came to power in Vietnam is arrested (see his trial on August 15)
http://queme.org/en/profile-venerable-thich-quang-head-ubcv/?v=11aedd0e4327
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thích_Quảng_Độ

2004: Four policemen are killed, a military depot is looted and eighteen schools burned in the Muslim deep south of Thailand, starting a long bloody unrest

2008: Death of Jimmy Nah, Singapore comedian and actor, born on April 13, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Nah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJSd8ysG0k

2011: Philippine police said they had arrested the communist rebel commander following a gunfight in which he was injured. The incident derails peace talks due to resume
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110105-philippine-police-capture-communist-rebel-commander

2013: Cambodia’s National Election Committee formally reaffirmes that exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy is ineligible to run for office or vote in the country’s upcoming élections
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-election-officials-block-rainsy-run/1577815.html

 

Holidays and observances

 Myanmar: Burma’s Independence day