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S’poreans surprised S’pore didn’t take things lying down

Posted on 10 February 2014

Singapore reacts to Indonesia by rescinding invitation to Singapore Airshow here.


Singaporeans from all walks of life are surprised that Singapore didn’t take things lying down, one day after the mainstream media urged online vigilantes to take things lying down when provoked.

Singapore has instead reacted offline to Indonesia’s controversial naming of a naval warship after two marines who carried out a bomb attack on MacDonald House in 1965, by rescinding the invitation to the Singapore Airshow here.

One Singaporean, Mei Chu Xi, said: “We shouldn’t preach one thing and practise another. Like how we say we don’t want other people to get involved with Singapore politics, we also shouldn’t dictate how other people want to name their country’s boats.”

“Because if we really want to push it, we should unfriend Indonesia on Facebook.”

Other Singaporeans have also given a different perspective.

Another local, Mei Wen Ti, said: “Let’s move on. How come we never say that this time?”

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