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
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

Topic |   Myanmar
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
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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