A convenient but not honest picture?

The following is a Facebook post by Mr. Tan Kin Lian:

Lee Hsien Loong presented an old photo of Lee Kuan Yew with Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s mother. She hosted him during a brief visit to Yangon a very long time ago.


The Straits Times headline mentioned a long period of friendship between the two families, or maybe they were referring to the two countries.

This description is not honest.

During the decades when Aung Sun Suu Kyi was detained in home arrest by the military junta of Myanmar, the Singapore government sided with the junta and had business dealings with them.

The “friendship” was forgotten.

Now that Aung Sun Suu Kyi is the leader of Myanmar, holding the position of State Consellor, the “friendship” had been revived.

It is convenient, but not honest.


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