"Somebody who is sick, he wants to come to Singapore,
he needs treatment and you're telling me that
I shouldn't treat him because he is not a good man?
It goes against the Hippocratic oath of doctors."
-PM Lee on medical treatment of Burmese junta leaders in Singapore.
"The military is a key institution in Myanmar that cannot be wished away.
Any peaceful solution to the crisis will have to involve all parties,
including the military. If the military is not
part of the solution, there will be no solution.”
-Singapore’s Permanent Representative at the U.N., Vanu Gopala Menon
"......the turmoil as part of "neo-colonialist attempts" to
impose Western-style democracy on Myanmar.....
Normalcy has now returned in Myanmar"
- Foreign Minister U Nyan Win on
President Bush should have kept Saddam around to help run Iraq, I'm sure the country would be alot more peaceful. Thank goodness peace has returned to Burma and the country has returned to normalcy. I'm so impressed by the wisdom of our UN rep who strongly believes the junta is part of the solution - most definitely who would be around to get rid of troublemaking monks if the junta is not around. I guess that the junta works for the good of the Burmese people, if they were harming the people, why would the Singapore govt allow its leaders to come to Singapore for medical treatment. I'm sure our govt wouldn't allow sworn enemies of USA like Bin Laden to seek medical treatment in Singapore.
Singapore is the 2nd biggest investor in Burma. This will help to provide jobs for the Burmese people so they don't become jobless. The hardship in Burma is caused by pro-democracy activists who have damaged the image of the country and caused sanctions to be imposed. Some blame the leadership for plundering the country causing widespread poverty - this is not true, the junta leaders are the elites in the country and have risen to the top in a system that is based on meritocracy - anyone can join the army and climb to the top. The current leader was only a postal clerk when he started. Now that he has made his way up meritocraticallly it is only right he get the rewards he deserves.
Singapore police will arrest anyone who protests against the Burmese junta because it is against the Singapore law to do so. Just yesterday a group of 5 troublemakers were arrested as they stood outside the Istana to protest against the junta. The junta is part of a solution to peace bring to Burma and end the bloodshed. The junta should increase its spending on security and upgrade the gear of its riot police to bring peace to Burma like it is done in some other countries.