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Indonesia's armed forces chief says 'no apology' for naming of frigate

Published on Apr 17, 2014 8:31 PM
 
Indonesia's Armed Forces Commander, General Moeldoko, said it was incorrectly reported that he had made an apology over the naming of a navy frigate after two Indonesian marines behind a 1965 bombing in Singapore. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Indonesia's Armed Forces Commander, General Moeldoko, said it was incorrectly reported that he had made an apology over the naming of a navy frigate after two Indonesian marines behind a 1965 bombing in Singapore.

Dr Moeldoko told reporters on Thursday that his comments, in an interview with Singapore broadcaster Channel NewsAsia aired on Tuesday, were misunderstood.

"Saying sorry that the naming of the Usman Harun is our final decision, does not mean saying sorry.  If things are twisted, that's normal for reporters," he said.

"There was no apology. What I meant was: 'sorry, the naming of the Usman Harun is our final decision'."

 
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