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Indonesian media says S’pore cancelled airshow invite

Indonesian media yesterday reported that Singapore had rescinded an invitation to the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy and his delegation of around 100 junior officers to the Singapore Airshow, which starts tomorrow. An Indonesian Defence Ministry spokesman was reported as saying that he understands that the cancellation was connected to Indonesia’s decision to name a naval warship after two marines responsible for a deadly bombing on MacDonald House in 1965 that left three dead. When contacted by TODAY to confirm if the invite was indeed withdrawn, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (Mindef) spokesman Kenneth Liow declined to comment. But when pressed, Colonel Liow did not deny the Indonesian reports.

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