Sunday, October 28, 2007

PM Lee congratulates new Myanmar PM

PM Lee congratulates new PM of Myanmar
By S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
Posted: 26 October 2007 2144 hrs

SINGAPORE : Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated Lieutenant-General Thein Sein on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Myanmar. In his letter to the new Premier, Mr Lee said Singapore and Myanmar enjoy friendly and long-standing ties, and with the new Premier's support, Mr Lee is confident both countries will be able to bring bilateral relations to a higher level. Mr Lee also said he looks forward to working with his Myanmar counterpart to further the broader interests of ASEAN. The Singapore Premier and his wife have also invited General Thein Sein and his wife to to attend the ASEAN Summit in Singapore in November. - CNA/ms

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr Tan,
Have you seen the apology from Financial Times?
'We recognise that the article meant or was understood to mean: that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew secured, or was instrumental in securing, the appointment of his son, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as prime minister for nepotistic motives; that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secured, or was instrumental in securing, the appointment of his wife, Ms Ho Ching, as the chief executive of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited for nepotistic motives; and that Ms Ho Ching is promoting her brother-in-law Lee Hsien Yang's interests by securing or helping to secure his appointment as Mr Jackson Tai's replacement at DBS Bank for nepotistic motives. We admit and acknowledge that these allegations are false and completely without foundation.'
Was this really their apology? It's pathetic!