Indonesia, Singapore in row over name of Navy ship | The Jakarta Post
So Republic of Singapore is protesting the name of new Indonesian warship because the two heroes that is honored because they organize a bombing in Singapore during the 60s. Yes it is recognized as an act of terrorism although the two countries were at war back then. In the end the Singaporeans catch them and execute both of them.
So what I have in mind is that. Each country has their own heroes and enemies. And like it or not each country will embraced them. I see what Singaporeans argued that it could make family of the victims mourned about it. But this is not new. I mean RAF of United Kingdom is naming one of their squadron 617 which is famous (of infamous depending on which side you are) for blowing up dam in Germany during WWII. And they still like to celebrate it recently last year during 60th anniversary reaches it's peak. But remember 1.600 people were killed. And if I were German watching their 60th anniversary (Including a pass by in the rebuild dam) it's quite offending. And this is not new either. German Navy once have the same problem in the 70s when naming their new ship after WW2 Heroes (Albeit that the name they were choose is German WW2 commanders that is known for their act of kindness to allies like Erwin Rommel)
So what do you think of it? I personally believe that it is freedom of a democratic country to naming their heroes. And I believe the phrase "One man's heroes is another man's enemies"