Myanmar is one of the most draconian regimes in the world, where it has once again demonstrated its contempt for democracy by continuing to keep popularly elected Aung San Suu Kyi’s under detention, refusing to release her as had been earlier promised.
Myanmar is also notorious for its heroin production where many have accused the Myanmar authorities of being directly involved in the trade. The notorious drug production centre, the Golden Triangle lies at and forms part of its northern border.
And among the countries that continue to do business with this evil regime is Singapore.
Many Singaporeans don’t even know that their government has been and still is dealing with the draconian regime. Singapore has extensive business ties with Myanmar, reputed to be the world's second biggest heroin producer. Singapore companies, including some state ones, have invested at least US$1 billion there.
And this is the same Singapore government who preaches to us it has to maintain its death penalty for drug-related crimes because it wants to maintain its reputation as a clean regional transport hub, particularly as it is near south-east Asia's Golden Triangle.
The sheer hypocrisy is breath taking.
Hypocrisy of Singapore in Nguyen's Execution