Singapore has 'significant financial leverage' over Myanmar military regime: US official

BANGKOK – Singapore has a very important role to play in addressing Myanmar’s political crisis, given its “significant financial leverage” over the Myanmar military regime, said a senior United States official on Thursday (Oct 21) during a trip to South-east Asia.

US State Department counsellor Derek Chollet was speaking to reporters in a telephone briefing from Jakarta. Earlier this week, he was in Thailand and Singapore.

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