Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Singapore Doctor -- and Alleged Banker -- to Burma's generals

Burma is facing a fresh scolding from ASEAN summit host Singapore but ties between the two nations run deep, with the city-state acting as doctor and alleged banker to the junta's ageing generals.

Singapore earned international praise for leading the 10-member regional bloc's condemnation of Myanmar's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in September, expressing "revulsion" at the use of deadly force there.

Two months on, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and especially Singapore, which will welcome leaders for their annual gathering from Sunday, is under pressure to match the tough words with action.

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