Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, right, said he hoped Myanmar President Win Myint and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from detention. Photo: AP
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, right, said he hoped Myanmar President Win Myint and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from detention. Photo: AP
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Myanmar coup: Singapore’s foreign minister says ‘widespread’ sanctions won’t work

  • Vivian Balakrishnan says generalised sanctions would only hurt Myanmar’s citizens rather than the junta
  • He urges junta leader Aung Min Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi to sit for talks and says Asean can play a ‘constructive’ role in country’s return to civilian rule

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, right, said he hoped Myanmar President Win Myint and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from detention. Photo: AP
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, right, said he hoped Myanmar President Win Myint and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from detention. Photo: AP
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