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Jakarta expresses regret at Indonesia marines posing as bombers, launches probe

Indonesian leaders yesterday contacted their Singaporean counterparts to express regret over Wednesday’s incident where Indonesian marines posed as the MacDonald House bombers at the Jakarta International Defence Dialogue exhibition. The Indonesian authorities have also launched investigations into the incident, a statement issued by the office of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said in response to media queries.

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S’pore raises concerns over naming of Indonesian ship after convicted bombers

A KOMPAS newspaper article on February 4 said the "KRI Usman Harun" will be the last of three frigates to be delivered to the Indonesian navy this year. It is named after two Indonesian marines -- Osman Hj Mohd Ali and Harun Said -- who were convicted and executed in Singapore for the March 10, 1965 bombing of the MacDonald House. The bombing took place during the Indonesian Confrontation against Malaysia during 1963-1966.

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