Singapore, say it isn’t so…

Aung San Suu KyiA Melbourne newspaper – The Age – has published an article on the Singapore government’s funding of Burma’s military junta (PDF).

From the article…

But there is a group of government businessmen-technocrats in Singapore who will also be closely monitoring the brutality in Rangoon. And, were they so inclined, their influence could go a long way to limiting the misery being inflicted on Burma’s 54 million people.

Collectively known as “Singapore Inc”, they gather around the $A150 billion state-owned investment house Temasek Holdings, controlled by a member of the ruling Lee family.

If Singapore wields this sort of influence, please use it for good!

Comment posted by ozlady
at 10/1/2007 5:45:04 PM

Not yet, however that’s not surprising.

The funny thing is that I am actually quite in favour of the Singapore government usually – they are very good at running a country, and while this may seem very un-democratic of me, however sometimes too many opinions can get in the way of a good decision being made. It becomes a popularity contest rather than a wise decision making process, and I have lost a lot of faith in the wisdom of the crowd.

Comment posted by YesBut
at 10/1/2007 6:38:16 AM

How are the Singapore press reporting the story, (particularly any newspapers who support the Singapore Government)?

Comment posted by carol
at 10/1/2007 4:32:49 AM

Let’s pray we don’t all sit back and ignore what is happening there until it is too late. I hope what you say is true, and some form of intervention is likely to come out of this, eh?

Comment posted by ozlady
at 10/1/2007 1:21:20 AM

So do I – but I’m not saying it… this is what someone else wrote. I would like to know if it’s true, and if it is, whether Singapore can use their power for good!

Comment posted by Justin Tan
at 9/30/2007 11:16:32 PM

You are very brave. I was thinking of posting the article to my site but hesitated. Still have CPF with them lah… :smile:

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