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Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Moeldoko rebuffed Singaporean media reports on his lavish watch collection and claimed that he only purchased knockoff watches to satisfy his curiosity about watch technology. “In the market, this watch could fetch for more than Rp 1 billion [US$85,984], but I bought it for only Rp 5 million,” Moeldoko said after a meeting with the Philippines’ armed forces chief, Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, in Jakarta on Wednesday. Moeldoko was responding to foreign media reports about his penchant for collecting expensive watches. One of the watches was a limited edition Richard Mille he wore during an interview with a Singaporean news channel.

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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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