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Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin : “Looks like some countries are back to their old tricks and games”

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10th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Tan Chuan-Jin took to Facebook to comment on the recent tensions between Singapore’s closest neighbours and the sovereign state.

In a Facebook post, he said, “Looks like some countries are back to their old tricks and games to bolster their own internal positions”.

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Earlier today in another Facebook post, Mr Tan commented on the recent issues and said, “It’s important to understand what is happening and why. We want to remain good neighbours because it makes sense for both countries”.

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Mr Tan’s comments come after escalated bilateral issues with Malaysia over water, the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail, airspace and maritime boundaries.

He added, “Some of these issues aren’t new but we have been able to build a constructive relationship in recent years. We have no quarrel with our Malaysian friends. Are these the acts of individuals? Do they reflect the collective intent? It’s hard to tell. But the developments are serious”.

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Netizens who commented on Mr Tan’s post agreed with him that Singaporeans need to band together as one.

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