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Encyclopedia > MacDonald House bombing

MacDonald House bombing occured on 10 March 1965, at the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank building (known as MacDonald House) along Orchard Road, Singapore. The time bomb was planted by Indonesian saboteurs, during the konfrontasi period. It killed 3 people and injured at least 33. March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA), (HKSE: 005), (Euronext: HSBC), is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... Orchard Road is the primary shopping street in Singapore. ... This article is about Sabotage sabotage can also refer to: an early Black Sabbath album (Sabotage), the Alfred Hitchcock films (Sabotage or Saboteur), a Beastie Boys song, or a type of shock site. ... The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962-1966. ...


Since 1963, the Indonesian Government had opposed the formation of Malaysia and infiltrated saboteurs into both Singapore and Malaysia aiming to exploit racial tensions and undertake acts of sabotage to destroy vital installations. These saboteurs later resorted to explode bombs indiscriminately to create public alarm and panic. The bombing of the MacDonald House is the most serious of the bombings in Singapore, killing two Chinese and one Malay. Special Branch officers and Police tracked down and arrested two Indonesian commandos, Harun Said and Osman Hj Mohd Ali, who were members of the Korps Komando Operasi. They were later convicted and executed. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Internal Security Department (ISD) is a Singapore government agency tasked to confront and address security threats including international terrorism, foreign subversion and espionage. ...


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  • AsiaOne
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)

 
 

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