syonan gallery

NETIZEN: DEBATE OVER MINDEF'S MALAY POLICY OK, BUT KEEP ISRAEL OUT OF IT

Like many Singaporeans, I am shocked by and disagree with the Singapore government's decision to name the museum in the old Ford Motor Factory as the "Syonan Gallery" and am disappointed at the insensitivity shown in the decision. Similarly, I also share reservations about the existing policy by MINDEF about certain roles and appointments and Malay servicemen.

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EMBARRASSED GOVT REMOVES SYONAN SIGN OVERNIGHT

Following a storm of outrage from Singaporeans of all walks of life over the naming of a war commemoration gallery, the government appears to have backtracked on its initial mistake. Workers were seen working from about 9PM to remove the much contested sign, "Syonan Gallery", which had cast a pall over the newly opened Old Ford Factory museum, a popular site that showcased historical artifacts from the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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