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Indonesian Warship Naming Row: Why Usman and Harun are not heroes

Nationalism is legitimate and peoples are fully entitled to resist foreign colonial rule. In contrast, the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state is a violation of international law, prohibited under Article 2(4) of the Charter. Konfrontasi was an entirely unprovoked attack against the territorial integrity of Singapore that had nothing to do with self-defence.

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MFA disappointed over Indonesian marines posing as MacDonald House bombers at dialogue

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it is concerned and disappointed over an incident where two Indonesian marines posed as the two Indonesian perpetrators of the MacDonald House bombing that killed three innocent civilians and injured another 33 in Singapore in March 1965. On learning of the incident, the Singapore Armed Forces delegation at the exhibition withdrew from the event and returned to Singapore.Singapore officials at the Embassy in Jakarta also spoke with representatives from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian military to express disappointment over the incident.

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Indonesian Foreign Minister insists naming of warship has no ill-intent

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has assured Singapore that no ill-will or malice was intended in the naming of an Indonesian warship after two marines who bombed MacDonald House in Singapore in 1965, killing three Singaporeans. The decision sparked off tensions between the two countries last week, with Singapore ministers calling for greater sensitivity, especially for the families of victims and survivors of the bombing.

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