On 4 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 4, 2019

1899: The Philippines-American War begins
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/filamwarbreaksout.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/913/today-in-philippine-history-february-4-1899-marked-the-start-of-the-filipinoamerican-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WxrAjiATMk&feature=related

1942: Battle of Makassar (Indonesia) won by the Japanese on Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/02/the-battle-of-makassar-strait/

http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/a/Makassar.htm

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1972: A force of 824 soldiers, the last of Thailand’s 12,000 troops serving in South Vietnam, departs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-thai-contingent-departs-south-vietnam

1973: International inspection team arrives in Vietnam to monitor the thruth signed on 27 January
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2528000/2528261.stm

2009: Myanmar’s military government calls for economic and diplomatic sanctions against the country to be lifted before it will consider any reform or political reconciliation
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/02/2009245534355540.html

2011: Thein Sein, Myanmar’s outgoing prime minister, is chosen to become the military-run country’s first civilian president in half a century in  a cosmetic shift that does little to end the army’s dominance in politics
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/02/2011248226620572.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/world/asia/05myanmar.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: Border skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops broke out at the disputed area in Si Sa Ket province near the 900-year-old Hindu temple of Preah Vihear
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110204-two-dead-thai-cambodian-border-dispute

2013: Cremation ceremony of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9847986/The-cremation-ceremony-of-Cambodias-King-Norodom-Sihanouk.html#?frame=2470522
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21328920

2017: Malaysia reopens a decades-old dispute with Singapore calling on the UN’s top court to overturn a 2008 ruling granting its neighbour sovereignty over tiny but strategic Pedra Branca island
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2068096/malaysia-reopens-pedra-branca-island-row-singapore-after
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/malaysia-refers-to-declassified-british-files-in-seeking-revision-of-icj-ruling-on-pedra

 



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