LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

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LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby FanFanX » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:20 pm

1. In 1968, Indonesian President Suharto who had deposed President Sukarno who started Konfrontasi against Malaysia and Singapore, issued a personal appear for clemency for the 2 Indonesian marines who had bombed MacDonald House (so did Tunku Abdul Rahman, PM of M'sia) after a petition to the Privy Council failed, LKY refused and they 2 marines were hang.

2. In 1973, LKY, on the advice of Indonesian specialist and former Minister of State, Lee Khoon Choy, scattered flowers on the graves of the 2 marines. Lee Khoon Choy later said that LKY did this reluctantly.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby janet88 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:56 pm

those 2 were terrorists, not heroes. the article of the bombing of macdonald house can be found in sec 2 history textbook.
I am sure there must be many true war heroes whose names can be used.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:13 pm

FanFanX wrote:2. In 1973, LKY, on the advice of Indonesian specialist and former Minister of State, Lee Khoon Choy, scattered flowers on the graves of the 2 marines. Lee Khoon Choy later said that LKY did this reluctantly.

but still did it.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby janet88 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:17 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
FanFanX wrote:2. In 1973, LKY, on the advice of Indonesian specialist and former Minister of State, Lee Khoon Choy, scattered flowers on the graves of the 2 marines. Lee Khoon Choy later said that LKY did this reluctantly.

but still did it.

guess he really had no choice back then.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:39 pm

janet_lee88 wrote: guess he really had no choice back then.

Now we also have no choice on their naming and non-sensical burning. :nunchuk:

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby janet88 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:49 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
janet_lee88 wrote: guess he really had no choice back then.

Now we also have no choice on their naming and non-sensical burning. :nunchuk:

this slash and burn issue will never be resolved...why so insensitive to dig up tragic news again? case was closed long ago. come on man, this naming thing is really ridiculous. neighbours and friends should be sensitive to each other's feelings.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby jetsetter » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:03 pm

a few of them want to score political points mah...Indon presidential elections coming this June...

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby 3Boys » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:50 pm

I'm as supportive of our armed forces and LKY as anyone else, but hanging them was wrongful, in my view. They were soldiers working under orders from their government.

There is this tit-for-tat diplomatic posturing for local audiences, and it'll blow over soon.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby FanFanX » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:17 am

starlight1968sg wrote:
FanFanX wrote:2. In 1973, LKY, on the advice of Indonesian specialist and former Minister of State, Lee Khoon Choy, scattered flowers on the graves of the 2 marines. Lee Khoon Choy later said that LKY did this reluctantly.

but still did it.


did it for the relationship between S'pore and Indonesia...LKY went on to build a very special friendship with Suharto, thus ensuring there was no problem between S'pore and Indonesia for 3 decades until Suharto lost power.

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Re: LKY and the 2 Indonesian marines

Postby janet88 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:15 am

we enjoyed a close relationship with Indonesia for many years.

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