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Insight: Fifty years of Indonesia-Singapore relations

Jakarta | Thu, September 7, 2017 | 08:28 am
Insight: Fifty years of Indonesia-Singapore relations Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore's most popular tourism spots. (Shutterstock/-)

PREMIUM 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...

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