Insight: Fifty years of Indonesia-Singapore relations
Vice chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation
At the outset, Indonesia-Singapore bilateral relations were brittle and sometimes even fragile. During the Sukarno presidency, Singapore was part of Malaysia, which he opposed as a British neo-colonial entity aimed at limiting Indonesia’s regional entitlement in Southeast Asia.
When president Soeharto took office in 1967, his request for clemency for two Indonesian marines sen...
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.
You might also like :
- New Terrorism Law no silver bullet, says rights researcher
- Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadhan: Activists
- France arrests two spies for passing secrets to China
- Costly holiday
- BREAKING: Indonesia passes stronger antiterrorism law
- Government is representation of God on earth: State Palace official
- Indonesia shakes off nerves for Thomas Cup semifinal against China
- Malaysia's defeated UMNO party asks for its money back
- US wasted billions in failed Afghan stabilization efforts: official
- Everest's Hillary Step now a 'slope': Climber