Singapore bans disputed Indonesian navy ship


SINGAPORE: Singapore said on Tuesday it will ban from its ports and naval bases an Indonesian navy ship named after two marines who bombed an office complex in the city-state during a period of tense relations in the 1960s. Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the ship will be barred in an ongoing dispute over the Indonesian navy’s decision to name a refurbished frigate after the two marines, Usman Haji Mohamed Ali and Harun Said, who were convicted and executed in Singapore for the bombing of the downtown MacDonald House in March 1965. The attack killed three people and injured 33 others.


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