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ST finally reports on Cambodia’s and Vietnam’s anger over PM Lee’s remarks after 5 days of silence

After 5 days of silence, state-linked media Straits Times finally reported on PM Lee’s controversial Facebook post causing unhappiness among our Asean neighbours Cambodia and Vietnam (‘PM Lee’s Facebook post on Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia draws ire‘, 7 Jun). Last Friday (31 May) at the Shangri-la Summit, PM Lee publicly told the audience, “After the Cold War ended, the US …

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Vietnam’s envoy to Cambodia on PM Lee’s online remark: We have not forsaken lessons of history

Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported yesterday (‘Singapore PM Stirs Flap in Cambodia by Bringing up Vietnam’s 1979 Invasion‘, 5 Jun) that the Cambodian officials are unhappy with a recent online remark by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, recalling Vietnam’s January 1979 invasion and decade-long occupation of Cambodia. Last Friday (31 May), while sending condolences to Thailand on the death of …

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Vietnam joins in to condemn PM Lee’s online remark

The VN Express reported today (5 Jun) that Ms Le Thi Thu Hang, spokeswoman for Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Vietnam “regrets” that PM Lee’s recent online statement did not reflect history objectively, causing negative public opinions. Ms Hang said her ministry has discussed with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the matter. VN Express is the first Vietnamese …

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Diplomatic rift mounting between Cambodia and SG over PM Lee’s remark on FB

It has been reported that the Cambodia’s Defence Minister General Tea Banh and Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) legislator Hun Many have both openly rebutted PM Lee Hsien Loong for his remarks regarding the “invasion” of Cambodia by the Vietnamese military in its bid to oust the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979. Between 1975 and 1979, Cambodia was ruled under the …

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General Wei says China to “fight at all costs” over Taiwan

In a combative speech peppered with threats against the United States over its military presence in Asia, Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe said on Sunday (2 Jun) that China will fight anyone who tries to interfere in its “reunification” with Taiwan. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue at the Shangri-La hotel, General Wei said China would “fight to the end” if …

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Ms Fu supports Anti-Chope Movement while policeman helps ‘chope’ carpark lot for her

Last Sat (25 May), the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) launched its second Kindness Carnival. The event featured funfair staples like bouncy castles, hopscotch and a giant twister game to keep children entertained, whereas volunteers cycled along East Coast Part on SGBike’s bicycles to raise awareness of the carnival and give out yellow gerberas to passer-by. Minister of Culture, Community and …

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