Indonesian Military Chief on the naming of the KRI Usman Harun… and Singapore’s reply

Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in 1973: Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew scattering flowers on the graves of Usman Mohamed Ali and Harun Said, the Indonesian Marines who carried out the MacDonald House bombing in Singapore in 1965. It was the worst ever terrorist attack on Singaporean soil.

Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in 1973: Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew scatters flowers on the graves of Usman Mohamed Ali and Harun Said, the Indonesian Marines who carried out the MacDonald House bombing in Singapore in 1965. It was the worst ever terrorist attack on Singaporean soil.

Scattering of Flowers in Kalibata Wiped the Slate Clean

By General Moeldoko, Commander TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces)

February 22, 2014

Four decades ago, on May 28, 1973, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew made a wise decision to visit the Heroes Cemetery in Kalibata, South Jakarta. He scattered flowers on the graves of two Indonesian Marine Corps soldiers, Usman Ali and Harun Said.

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Setting record straight on gesture at graves of two marines

Feb 22, 2014

I REFER to the opinion piece by Indonesian Armed Forces chief, General Moeldoko (“Scattering of flowers wiped the slate clean”; Thursday).

Gen Moeldoko has mischaracterised both the facts and the principles of this matter.

To read more, click here.

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