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On 7 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 7 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 7, 2019

1949: Roem-Royen Agreement: Dutch agree to restore the Republic of Indonesia government, to hold talks according to the UN Security Council resolution of January 28, and to work towards a settlement based on the Renville agreement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roem%E2%80%93van_Roijen_Agreement

1949-05-07 Roem Van Royen Agreement

1954: The last Chinese nationalist KMT remaining in Burma, leave the country

1954: In Vietnam, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends after a 57-day resistance of French forces which are defeated, marking the end of French war

 

http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-dien-bien-phu.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-fall-to-viet-minh-at-dien-bien-phu
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/01/dien-bien-phu-battle-france-vietnam-indochina-war
http://www.history.com/topics/battle-of-dien-bien-phu

1963: Catholic president of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem (whose elder brother is archibishop) forbids the display of Buddhist flags for the celebration on the birth of Buddha. Army fire on mob

2002: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines sign an agreement for fighting cross border terrorism

2011: Singaporeans vote in general election: 81 out of 87 seats for PAP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singaporean_general_election,_2011
http://www.singapore-elections.com/general-election/2011/

2014: The Thai Constitutional Court rules that PM Yingluck Shinawatra abused her power when she transferred a civil servant to another post more than three years ago. The court ordered her to step down immediately along with all members of her cabinet who were in office at the time of the transfer
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/court-orders-thai-leader-removed-from-office.html?hp&_r=0
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/07/thai-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra-forced-to-quit-after-court-ruling/

2014: Vietnam says Chinese ships repeatedly rammed and used water cannons against Hanoi’s patrol vessels in the South China Sea, where Beijing has placed an oil rig in disputed waters near the Paracel islands
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-south-china-sea/1909349.html
http://thanhniennews.com/politics/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-latest-oil-rig-row-officials-26069.html

2015: The wife of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim wins her husband’s parliamentary seat in a by-election seen as a test of support for the three-party alliance he headed

 

Holidays and observances

Vietnam: Dien Bien Phu Victory Day