OPINION: Singaporeans wonder why current young leaders are stirring up a diplomatic row with Indonesia now? - Seah Chiang Nee
The Star Online, 15 Feb 2014
Singapore was then a member of Malaysia, which the late President Sukarno wanted to crush as a “neo-colonialist” creation.
But why act after 49 years?
The sudden and unexpected quarrel has come as a surprise to Singaporeans, the majority of whom suspect that there is an underlying cause.
I am not sure whether our government knows for sure whether Jakarta is displeased. If it does, it has kept silent.
And the Indonesians are not saying anything beyond the statement that they had merely wanted to name their frigate after “national heroes”.
Without an official explanation, Singaporeans are having a field time speculating about it. Full story