Singapore welcomes Indonesia's apology over naming of frigate

Gen Moeldoko's expression of regret over the naming of the KRI Usman Harun after the two MacDonald House bombers is the first by an Indonesian military official.

Gen Moeldoko's apology is the first by an Indonesian military official. "We have no ill intent whatsoever to stir emotions. Not at all," he told Channel NewsAsia in an interview. "I apologise." 

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Here is the statement from the Ministry of Defence:

Minister for Defence: SAF will resume cooperation with TNI

"I welcome General Moeldoko's apology as a constructive gesture to improve bilateral defence ties between our two countries. The SAF will reciprocate General Moeldoko's positive intentions by resuming bilateral cooperation and activities with the TNI so as to strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship that has been built up over many decades," said Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen.