Reference: Singapore PM urges Burma reconciliation, Bangkok Post, March 19, 2009
Singapore has urged the Burmese junta to reconcile with the opposition and offered to "do what we can to help the junta to revive ties with the US and Europe" (Singapore PM urges Burma reconciliation, Bangkok Post, March 19, 2009) while at the same time providing the financial leakage needed to undo the West's sanctions and a safe haven for the Generals' offshore bank accounts. What Singapore is really interested in is money. They want that Burma should provide a more lucrative environement for Singaporean businesses. References to democracy and human rights are simply the lip service needed to make their position more palatable to their other business partners.