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On 6 May in Southeast Asian history

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ON 6 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 6, 2019

1662 : The Spanish governor in the Philippines de Lara orders the abandonment of forts in Zamboanga, Ternate because the Chinese Koxinga threat
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1791/today-in-philippine-history-may-6-1662-governor-de-lara-ordered-abandonment-of-forts-in-zamboanga-ternate

1757: End of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War which started on April 20, 1752, and the end of Burmese Civil War since 1740
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1782: Construction began on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace

1923: Birth of Gayani Vadhana, the elder sister of king Rama IX, who died on January 2,  2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galyani_Vadhana

1942: On Corregidor island, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/all-american-forces-in-the-philippines-surrender-unconditionally
http://www.historynet.com/corregidor-the-last-battle-in-the-fall-of-the-philippines.htm

http://www.tragedyofbataan.com/corregidor/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ0K88yg7pY

 1953: Gathering in Rangoon of an Asian socialist conference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Socialist_Conference

1962: In Laos, Pathet Lao breaks ceasefire and sizes Luang Namtha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laotian_Civil_War

1970: In the USA, students launch nationwide protest against Vietnam War
 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/students-launch-nationwide-protest

1985: Death of Julie Vega, Filipino actress, born on May 21, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Vega
http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/06/may-7-1985-julie-vega-of-anna-liza-fame.html

1994: Jakarta accepts direct talks with East Timor separatists

1998: Death of Chatichai Choonhavan, Thailand Prime Minister (1988-1991), born 25 April 1920
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9500E5DF1531F934A35756C0A96E958260

2002: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is freed after 19 months of house arrest
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/may/06/burma

2006: Legislative elections in Singapore. The People’s Action Party keeps 82 of the 84 seats but falls from 75,3 % to 66,6 % of the votes. The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) with 12,97 % and the Worker Party (WP) with 16,34 % get 1 seat, while the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) with 4,09 % has no more seat

2010: Myanmar’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is disbanded after it refused to re-register under controversial new election laws
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/05/2010565313809276.html

2013: Malaysia sworns in Najib Razak for a second term as prime minister after the coalition which has ruled for 56 years held on to power in elections branded as fraudulent by a bitter opposition
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201356142723845697.html