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On 5 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 5 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 5, 2019

1921: Birth of Pham Duy, Vietnamese singer-songwriter who died on January 27, 2013
http://vietnamtranquanghai.blogspot.fr/2012/12/wikipedia-pham-duy-biography.html

1945: First landing of French forces in Indochina after World War II

1945: Tentara Keamanan Rakyat (later ABRI, TNI), Indonesian armed forces are founded. Naval forces are founded as Angkatan Laut Republik Indonesia (ALRI, later TNI-AL). October 5 is celebrated as Armed Forces Day

1960: The third congress of the Vietnam Workers’ Party decides two purposes: the construction of socialism in North, and the liberation of South through an united front

1963: Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge reports to President John F. Kennedy from Saigon that South Vietnamese generals are planning a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem

1976: Birth of Royston Tan, Singaporean screenwriter & director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848892/

1981: Birth of Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_Tan_Wei_Lian

1988: Birth of Maja Salvador, Filipina Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maja_Salvador
http://getitfromboy.net/maja-salvador-sexy-photos/

2004: General Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is proclaimed the winner of Indonesia presidential election with 60,6 % of the votes vs 39,4 % to president Megawati Sukarnoputri, in the first direct election of the president

2008: In Thailand, police arrest one of the leaders of the anti-government protests that have surrounded Bangkok’s Government House for over a month, Chamlong Srimuang, a former general, on charges of insurrection
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/10/2008105417840214.html

 2017: Bolkiah, sultan of Brunei, celebrates 50 years in power
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/your-gilded-chariot-awaits-brunei-sultan-celebrates-50-years-in-power-1.2101019
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/brunei-sultan-mark-golden-jubilee-lavish-celebrations

2018: Five activists sentenced up to 15 years’ jail for attempted subversion in Vietnam
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6243831/Vietnam-jails-5-activists-attempted-subversion.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2167235/five-activists-face-15-years-jail-attempted-subversion
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/vietnam-five-more-jailed-relentless-crackdown-freedom-speech


Holidays and observances

Indonesia: Forces Day