In the case of Konfrontasi, Singapore was faced for the first time with the reality of its own vulnerability as powers far greater than itself battled for regional supremacy. -ST

The bombing that shook Singapore

However, the name of the ship would remain as KRI Usman Harun, which was named in honour of the two Indonesia marines responsible for the MacDonald House bombing. -ST
Survivors of MacDonald House bombing and families of those who lost their lives were among those who attended the memorial service. -TNP
Indonesian President Sukarno, who had opposed the formation of Malaysia, which included Singapore. -TNP
Memory of his army buddies who died at the hands of Indonesian troops has never left retired Major Abdul Samad A. S. Athambava. -TNP
Reverend Yeo Suan Kim lost his right eye when a bomb blast at MacDonald House flung him across the road 49 years ago. -ST
At 10 storeys, it was one of Singapore's tallest buildings during the 1960s. -ST

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Indonesia had named a navy frigate after two Indonesian marines behind a 1965 bombing in Singapore. -TNP
Gen Moeldoko told reporters that the "apology", made in an interview with CNA broadcast on Tuesday, was misinterpreted. -ST
Dr Ng said that General Moeldoko's apology on Monday was "a constructive gesture" to improve defence ties between the two nations. -ST
Singapore's cooperation and activities with Indonesian Armed Forces to resume. -ST
SAF's delegation withdrew from the event and returned to Singapore. -ST
Memorial service said to be first of its kind for 1965 bombing victims. -ST

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Let's focus on the future, not the past, says General Moeldoko, the Indonesian Armed Forces chief. -ST
Acts of terrorism clearly breached international law and Jakarta's insistence on keeping alive an inglorious era of regional history cried out for a response. -ST
Indonesian security leaders must learn from past lessons that their ties with Singapore and other ASEAN neighbours are extremely important. -ST
In the case of Konfrontasi, Singapore was faced for the first time with the reality of its own vulnerability as powers far greater than itself battled for regional supremacy. -ST
Pioneer generation more concerned about bilateral relations than health-care package. -
PM Lee can't unfriend anyone as he has no Facebook friends to unfriend, but anyone can "like" his Facebook page. -TNP

The bombing that shook Singapore

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