[tz] oral history contribution to the time zone history of Cambodia
alois at astro.ch
Thu Aug 8 16:10:44 UTC 2019
On 08.08.19 17:33, Michael H Deckers wrote:
> On 2019-08-08 13:32, Alois Treindl wrote:
>> In view of this, I would tend to eliminate the line
>> 8:00 - +08 1953 Nov 9
> Hm. The observations you quote are consistent with the
> current description in tzdb which uses UT + 08 h
> instead of UT + 07 h from 1947-04-01 until various dates
> (between 1953 to 1955) in former French Indochina. So
> all of Indochina used the same civil time in 1951.
> And then there is the book referenced in tzdb for Vietnam
> with positive evidence.
> Michael Deckers.
I do not agree with your conclusion. The quote states that Cambodia
people used GMT + 7 between 1946 and 1953, for civil purposes.
However, on 7 January 1946, Sihanouk and Tioulong managed to obtain a
status of “internal autonomy” from the government of Charles de Gaulle.
Although many fields remained under the administration of the French
(customs, taxes, justice, defence, foreign affairs, etc.), the Cambodian
administration was responsible for religious matters and traditional
celebrations, which included our calendar and time. The time zone was
GMT + 7 and no DST was applied.*
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