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Singapore does not support widespread sanctions imposed on Myanmar: Foreign minister

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Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan told parliament on Tuesday he did not support slapping “widespread generalized indiscriminate sanctions” on Myanmar in response to a military coup, because they could hurt ordinary citizens.

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The island state is a major investor in Myanmar and a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Other ASEAN members like Indonesia and Malaysia have been calling for a special meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

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