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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on US pressure on Myanmar and Secretary Tillerson’s visit

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13 Nov SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on US pressure on Myanmar and Secretary Tillerson’s visit

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Aides to Aung San Suu Kyi have been warning Western ambassadors that their pressure on Myanmar in support of ethnic Rohingya Muslims is pushing the country closer to China—a sign of the resistance that awaits U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits on Wednesday.

“In a few years, the U.S. and Europe might be asking: Who won and then lost Myanmar?” said Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. “Myanmar wants to diversify, but if they have no choice, they will turn to China.”

Full Article: U.S. Pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi Only Helps China, Aides Warn [Wall Street Journal, 13 Nov 2017] (Requires Login)