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On 8 May in Southeast Asian history


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Updated on May 8, 2019

1516: A group of imperial guards, led by Trịnh Duy Sản, murder Emperor Lê Tương Dực and fled, leaving the capital Thăng Long undefended

1948: In Burma, execution of U Saw for having ordered the killing of General Aung San

1953: During French Vietnam War,  General Navarre is appointed Commander-in-chief

1954: The first full session on Indochina begins at the Geneva Conference

1956: Constitutional union between Indonesia and the Netherlands is dissolved

1963: South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist crisis

1963-05-08 Début crise bouddhiste

 1967: The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental

1969: The Liberation National Front delegate to Paris, suggest a « global solution » by the formation of a provisional coalition government in South Vietnam

1970: The Hard Hat riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War

1972: US President Richard Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnam ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation

1980 : Filipino opposition leader Ninoy Aquino is allowed to leave the country for a coronary bypass surgery

1984: Birth of Nadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Universe Pageant (Indonesia)

2006: In Manila, six leftist members of Parliament who took refuge there during 71 days, go out after justice cleared them of the charge of plotting against the president

2006: In Thailand, the Supreme Court cancels the April 2 general élections

2008: A Malaysian court, for the first time allows apostasy

2009: Mas Selamat Kastari, a member of the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group, the suspected leader of a Southeast Asian Islamic group accused of plotting a 9/11-style attack on Singapore’s international airport is recaptured in Malaysia more than a year after he escaped from a Singapore jail

2014: Thailand National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) resolves  to bring impeachment proceedings against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the rice-pledging scheme, with criminal charges