Tag Archives: Tunku Abdul Rahman

1964 RACIAL RIOTS

It was widely rumoured that the water pipe carrying water from Johor had burst. Many families brought out all their containers to top them up with water. The panic only subsided when PUB issued a statement denying that there was any damage to the water pipe from Johor. Any one convicted of rumour-mongering could be jailed for three years.

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SINGAPORE’S FAULT THAT THE TWO INDONESIAN MARINES WERE HAILED AS HEROES?

If Singapore had entertained the request for clemency, would the two Marines have been hailed as heroes? Especially since they were Sukarno's soldiers, not Suharto's? Would they have served out their life sentences quietly and into obscurity? We'll never know. What we do know is that this denial of amnesty set off a chain of events leading up to the names 'Osman Harun' now chosen for a naval ship.

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