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On 5 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 5 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 5, 2019

1923: Birth of Devan Nair, President of Singapore (1981-1985) who died on December 6, 2005
http://singaporepioneers.blogspot.com/2006/10/c-v-devan-nair.html

1952: Birth of Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia since January 14, 1985
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hun-sen-1656.php

1961: USA, France and Great-Britain meet in Paris and agree for a Laos cabinet led by Souvanna Phouma, including communists

1964: Operation Pierce Arrow. American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Operation_Pierce_Arrow_in_Vietnam_1964.png
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Operation%20Pierce%20Arrow&item_type=topic

1974: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam

2003: Russian president Vladimir Putin signs at Kuala Lumpur an agreement for the delivering of 18 Su-30MK, the first Russian such a contract in South-East Asia

2003: A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150
http://research.lifeboat.com/jakarta.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-224_162-566700.html

2005: Death of Raul Roco, Philippine senator, born on October 26, 1941
http://tornandfrayed.typepad.com/tornandfrayed/2005/08/raul_roco_rip.html

2009: Tens of thousands of mourners gather in the Philippines’ capital Manila for the funeral of former President Corazon Aquino
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8184761.stm

2011: Yingluck Shinawatra is confirmed as Thailand’s first female prime minister. The lower house of parliament elects Yingluck with 296 of the legislature’s 500 members
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/20118551133240703.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415077

2011: Benigno Aquino, president of the Philippines, meets the chief of the country’s main Muslim separatist rebel group to discuss ways to push the peace process forward. The meeting between Aquino and Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), took place in Tokyo.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/2011858134514642.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415512

2012: Dozens of cyclists decorated with balloons and rainbow flags stream through the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for the first gay pride parade in the nation’s history
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/20128594623174870.html

2014: All fifty-five politicians from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) took their oaths as parliamentarians after boycotting the parliament for ten months against disputed election results in July last year. CNRP president Sam Rainsy led the group to a swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Royal Palace under the auspices of the nation’s King Norodom Sihamoni
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/874397.shtml

2018: Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim wins PKR presidency uncontested
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysian-leader-anwar-ibrahim-wins-pkr-presidency-uncontested
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/anwar-ibrahim-set-to-become-pkr-president-after-uncontested-win-10590786
https://www.todayonline.com/world/malaysian-leader-anwar-ibrahim-wins-party-presidency-uncontested