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Singapore to serve as a base for US Navy

Should Singapore agree to the request by the US Navy to be their base? Will China sees this as a threat? How can the government respond to this request?

Here are my views.

a) Singapore already has an agreement to provide naval facilities to the US Navy. This new request can be an extension of the current arrangement.

b) I suppose that the facilities is being provided on commercial terms. It will give economic benefits to Singapore.

c) America will soon come under a new administration. The trade and other disputes between America and China will probably be resolved in the near future.

d) Singapore can have a dialogue with China (through the diplomatic channels in Beijing and Singapore) and explain our approach and decision. We can hear and address any special concern from China.

I am hopeful that this decision can be taken in the interest of preserving the peace and stability of the region and in furthering our economic interest.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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29 Responses to “Singapore to serve as a base for US Navy”

  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Dear TKL,
    If you care so much about the big bully China, please move to China.

    I, the PAP Tua Kee, and all the Ang Mo Tua Kee will not miss you.

    Also, Taiwan (呆湾) Democratic Progressive Party (民主进步党) had shut down media which are critical of DPP government.

    關「中天」台灣新聞自由已死! NCC創惡例台灣成「一言堂」
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erDwQ_E7eLc

    DPP had now copied our great PAP to shutdown or POFMA media who are critical of DPP.
    Now what Roy the gay boy and all the Ang Mo Tua got to say ?

    Hello Roy, Oxygen, Dr Chee, where are you ?
    Taiwan is democractic ? Ahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy, Unmotivated, Whinning Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • “Singapore can have a dialogue with China (through the diplomatic channels in Beijing and Singapore) and explain our approach and decision. We can hear and address any special concern from China.”

    Yes yes, send Keeqiu, he can teach those laojiao politicians how to such eggs. lol

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  • xoxo:

    Mickey or Kungfu Panda?
    Guess it depends on where the wind blows.

    Trying to be *ELDER* statesman like LKY who was *a flash out of the frying pan*?

    Interns trying to teach the masters of the art?
    Guess keechiu and his boss think too highly of themselves.
    Not even the standard of a Rajaratnam?

    Pls dont bungle n bring sgs more troubles.

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  • Wat threat ?:

    Wat threat ?
    This is domestic affairs and its berween Sg and USA. China always tell people not to butt in , then they want butt in.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Ah Seng was Arm Force Chief leh!!! can teach them a “tink or two” about Military Manoeuvres…”One Target One SHOT” si beh CHOON hor!!!

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  • Taiwan free speech is dead. Ha:

    Wow so many pro democracy nuts here thumb me down but dare not debate ?

    Please don’t be shy leh … all the Ang Mo Tua Kee Pro Democracy nuts..

    Please leh.. you AMTK nuts and gay boy Roy sing praise of Taiwan democracy, free speech, free poke backside and rub puss* in the public. https://formosapride.com/

    What happens now ? hahahahahahahaha

    No more free speech ? Now only left free poke backside and rub puss* in public ? https://formosapride.com/ hahahahahahaha

    2020.11.22 | BBC報導、外賓傻眼!政府扼殺中天丟臉丟到國外去?《1122反關台反萊豬特別報導》完整版(四)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9cZ3pt3v28

    Calling out to Dr Chee, Oxygen, Roy, Ravi and Ang Mo Tua Kee pro democracy nuts, don’t hide leh… please comments on Democratic Progressive Party President Tsai shutting down media that criticize her DPP government.

    Taiwan going the path of communist way erh ? hahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy, Unmotivated, Whinning Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Singapore to serve as a base for US Navy.Well,Singapore will not say no for this bring business,wealth and trade to Singapore beside having US Navy for “protection”. However ,this may anger China the pwer in this region.It is a hard decision to make.

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  • Best To Remain Neutral:

    Singapore is a small piece of land. Please don’t behave like a superpower. Its best for Singapore to remain neutral. If Singapore becomes a US Navy Base, then if got problem please expect a Chinese Missile coming our way.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    Do not worry. CCP has Biden in their pockets. Under Biden’s Commie/socialist Administration, CCP China and Socialist USA will be good friends again. Next 4 years would be peaceful.
    Democrats together with Big Tech/Globalist/Soros etc. will continue rigging the election with Dominion Voting Systems. Republican bo bian, sooner or later wipe out lor.
    Then like CCP China. USA no need to vote already.
    Singapore same same also no need to vote already. PAP is CCP – literally.

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  • Python 5:

    if war breaks out, the PRCs will not hesitate to fire long range ballistic missile at American naval targets based here. if you were the PRCs.. would you hesitate?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Task_Force_73

    Task Force 73/Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (CTF 73/CLWP) is a U.S. Navy task force of the United States Seventh Fleet. CTF 73/CLWP is the U.S. 7th Fleet’s provider of combat-ready logistics, maintaining and operating government-owned ships and operating government-contracted vessels to sustain combatant ships and units throughout the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. CTF 73/CLWP also acts as the Navy Region commander for naval activities in Singapore, with its only subordinate command being the U.S. Navy Region Center Singapore.[1]

    CTF 73/CLWP is the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Theater Security Cooperation agent for South and Southeast Asia, providing persistent engagement with allies and partners across the region through established exercises while forging new maritime partnerships through tailored exchanges, enhanced port visits and expanding repair capabilities at regional shipyards.[2]

    CTF 73 is headquartered at the Port of Singapore Authority Sembawang Terminal, Singapore, and is commanded by Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joey Tynch.

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  • Lung Legal Lung:

    One lung legal
    The other not so
    One superpower is lethal
    The other also so-so

    Caught between two lovers
    Branded as two-timer
    Trying to be smooth operators
    Sg will suffer

    Existing in constant dilemma
    Whither do We?

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.NEXTGE:

    Your weenie cannot function anymore, that’s why you are so jalous of Taiwan poke backside.

    Taiwan free speech is dead. Ha:
    Wow so many pro democracy nuts here thumb me down but dare not debate ?

    Please don’t be shy leh … all the Ang Mo Tua Kee Pro Democracy nuts..

    Please leh.. you AMTK nuts and gay boy Roy sing praise of Taiwan democracy, free speech, free poke backside and rub puss* in the public. https://formosapride.com/

    What happens now ? hahahahahahahaha

    No more free speech ? Now only left free poke backside and rub puss* in public ? https://formosapride.com/ hahahahahahaha

    2020.11.22 | BBC報導、外賓傻眼!政府扼殺中天丟臉丟到國外去?《1122反關台反萊豬特別報導》完整版(四)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9cZ3pt3v28

    Calling out to Dr Chee, Oxygen, Roy, Ravi and Ang Mo Tua Kee pro democracy nuts, don’t hide leh… please comments on Democratic Progressive Party President Tsai shutting down media that criticize her DPP government.

    Taiwan going the path of communist way erh ? hahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy, Unmotivated, Whinning Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Taiwan free speech is dead. Ha:
    Wow so many pro democracy nuts here thumb me down but dare not debate ?

    Please don’t be shy leh … all the Ang Mo Tua Kee Pro Democracy nuts..

    Please leh.. you AMTK nuts and gay boy Roy sing praise of Taiwan democracy, free speech, free poke backside and rub puss* in the public. https://formosapride.com/

    What happens now ? hahahahahahahaha

    No more free speech ? Now only left free poke backside and rub puss* in public ? https://formosapride.com/ hahahahahahaha

    2020.11.22 | BBC報導、外賓傻眼!政府扼殺中天丟臉丟到國外去?《1122反關台反萊豬特別報導》完整版(四)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9cZ3pt3v28

    Calling out to Dr Chee, Oxygen, Roy, Ravi and Ang Mo Tua Kee pro democracy nuts, don’t hide leh… please comments on Democratic Progressive Party President Tsai shutting down media that criticize her DPP government.

    Taiwan going the path of communist way erh ? hahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy, Unmotivated, Whinning Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    You have REACHED the Level that is Lower than a Lap Dog…

    with vulgar Lap Dogs like you PAP do not need Critics…since they are your trainers & CONditioner…you SPEAK or should I say you BARK very well for them

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    @Taiwan free speech is dead,

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote -”Activist Jolovan Wham will be charged on Monday
    Jolovan Wham had staged a protest on the steps of the former State Courts building on Dec 13, 2018.
    Jolovan Wham had staged a protest on the steps of the former State Courts building on Dec 13, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

    Clara Chong
    PUBLISHEDNOV 21, 2020, 11:54 AM SGT
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    SINGAPORE – Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham, 40, will be charged in court on Monday (Nov 23) with two offences under the Public Order Act.

    Wham, who is the former executive director of migrant worker advocacy group Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home), had staged a protest on the steps of the former State Courts building on Dec 13, 2018.

    That location is within a prohibited area delineated in the Public Order (Prohibited Areas) Order 2009….”Unquote .

    Response : Is Singapore free speech even more dead. When a single person protest need to go to jail like Jolovan Wham,is Singapore totally void of free speech and rights ? This is the third time Jolovan Wham got charged .Will he collecting more coronavirus$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ donation in jail from those evil wonen wing ?

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  • Ah Ong:

    Hello Ah-tan-tan, it’s me ah-ong again, your childhood play mate. We used to wear on underwear, remember? I pee on it and you still wear. ya ya, me that ah ong.

    Ok, I think don’t need to be so troublesome lah, we can just change our constitution and sell our country to China can liao. When we become the 35th province we don’t have to explain our approach and decision liao mah. Tioh boh?

    XJP can also park all his aircraft carriers and J-20s or H-8 can park here as much as he likes. And also bring all his CN mei-mei here so that we both can parting with them. Although mine stronger than yours but your balls are larger than mine that’s why always tear our common use underwear. You promised to buy me plenty plenty when you got many money. Did XJP update your account?

    Tan Kin Lian: Singapore can have a dialogue with China (through the diplomatic channels in Beijing and Singapore) and explain our approach and decision. We can hear and address any special concern from China.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Cancer-man and 4G want to play soldier. becoming a target for a superpower such as China is not what I would call a clever policy. These idiots should learn what happens when a war starts with a country that is a nuclear power.

    Regardless of who started it or what the circumstances, any important facility aiding the USA will be targeted. Anyone think China will only kill off the US navy base? The whole f*cking island is a target.

    Wars and hostilities can last a long long time. Investors will pull out. FT will run off a city with no real economy but follow US orders. By the end, $G may become a US vassal island like Puerto Rico or Guam, which are US bases with no other purpose than to serve US interests. When the US goes into a country you can be sure everything will become theirs after some time. Just ask the Filipinos.

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  • Bad idea:

    Don’t antagonise China.

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  • Let the KIOBS ROAR:

    Bye hye Singapore.

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  • Sin critical thinking sdead la:

    Taiwanese were wondering this shut gap business has not happened since Chiang’s last descendent, tired to continue the dictatorial evil any longer n handed over the power back to the people. Some Sin educated ah beis n ah ma also wondered why amidst their shocks of the coincidence of the 100 millions sago brought into the cyberworld by the taiwanese media. Taiwanese media not only critical of Taiwan dr English Chua policy but also critical of what’s happening in not only white countries, but also banancountries a republics esp after the escaping gorilla from jewel n having been dumbed for long time began to pooing and peeing n gained the title of First Lady, a genuine error or a sceptical. Mocking nepotic chieftain that first lady is across nation but not first Ducky. So with pinky dna surfacingno one has called pm wife as first lady but the indian head needs a first lady n political interference of Taiwan n HK politics cannnot come from the nfi. Now sin got peanut, pinkow presidenb n First lady halimas
    Dare not challenge hy so wayang in parlia with a limbe excuse of ky no face?
    Pofma arm to short but indiaee, humkachan alia keechui too tire after indulging in excessive bullshit has now as chinese say got money can get ghosts tto move the grind. dNS, bgetrayal be careful,

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    TUMASIK Patriot: You have REACHED the Level that is Lower than a Lap Dog…

    with vulgar Lap Dogs like you PAP do not need Critics…since they are your trainers & CONditioner…you SPEAK or should I say you BARK very well for them

    Dare not face the truth that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) copy our great leader LKY to shutdown media critical of DPP government ?

    Hahaha… I told the truth and you guys opposition supporterscannot handle the truth.

    Hey, I tell you more truth… especially those pro-democracy nuts like Oxygen and yourselves.

    1. Many pro-democracy nuts attack my great PAP patriotic education (PAP Kindergarten) as brainwashing kids when they are young.
    But… hey your Ang Mo Tua Kee Trump now also copy from our great PAP with their own patriotic education called 1776 commission.
    Hard Truth direct from the horse mouth Trump.
    Facts 1 : Trump : I will soon sign an executive order to promote patriotic education through the 1776 commission
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey8VJJc8FQg
    Facts 2 : https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/trump-issues-1776-commission-to-promote-patriotic-education/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtng5Y-mmok
    2. Many pro-democracy nuts here also support stupid Hong Kong black shirt rioters. I had been calling the black shirts protestors as rioters but many pro-democracy nuts here like Oxygen say they are protestors.
    But hey… your Ang Mo Tua Kang Nancy Pelosi said this:
    “We support peaceful demonstrations, we participate in them, they are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires or rioting. They should be prosecuted, that is lawlessness.”
    Facts : Pelosi: straight talking on lawlessness.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29_g50Jw5gU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h44TMXQ_zBw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtng5Y-mmok

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faste

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Ah Ong:
    XJP can also park all his aircraft carriers and J-20s or H-8 can park here as much as he likes.

    Do not worry lah….

    China aircraft cannot make it one … hahaha

    China copycat aircraft and figher jets will break apart before it reaches Singapore…ah hahahahahahahaha corrupted, unculture and unsanitary PRC get no where.

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  • Hong:

    Just send envoy Bala to apologise to china.

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  • Goh Tong Tong Son:

    How sovereign is a small state at the mercy of big cou tries like China and USA?

    Is Sg trying to have the pie and eat it too?

    If China wants sg to show allegiance, but sg say wants friendship with USA too, Is that not a Defiance to emperor China?

    Hong, what say yew? Will you be the future pm?

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  • Trump to stay:

    There would not be a new administration, Trump will continue, think along those lines.

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  • Partial truth?:

    @ There would not be a new administration, Trump will continue, think along those lines.

    Not true. Even if somehow it happens , another term only ( another 4 years only ).

    @ Bad Idea

    Why sar kar China ?

    As Bad Boy stated even China switch off their Alibaba or express , JD.com, Baidu , Tencent , CGTV news or whatever TV drama … Does not affect us nor them. I want to order any thing online , just ask my JB friends , colleagues or relative and post it over only. As for shows my family dont watch, only prcs living and working here suffer.

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  • What ?:

    @ Is that not a Defiance to emperor China?

    These people so eager and so desire to be Eunuch.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Dare not face the truth that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) copy our great leader LKY to shutdown media critical of DPP government ?

    Hahaha… I told the truth and you guys opposition supporterscannot handle the truth.

    Hey, I tell you more truth… especially those pro-democracy nuts like Oxygen and yourselves.

    1. Many pro-democracy nuts attack my great PAP patriotic education (PAP Kindergarten) as brainwashing kids when they are young.
    But… hey your Ang Mo Tua Kee Trump now also copy from our great PAP with their own patriotic education called 1776 commission.
    Hard Truth direct from the horse mouth Trump.
    Facts 1 : Trump : I will soon sign an executive order to promote patriotic education through the 1776 commission
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey8VJJc8FQg
    Facts 2 : https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/trump-issues-1776-commission-to-promote-patriotic-education/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtng5Y-mmok
    2. Many pro-democracy nuts here also support stupid Hong Kong black shirt rioters. I had been calling the black shirts protestors as rioters but many pro-democracy nuts here like Oxygen say they are protestors.
    But hey… your Ang Mo Tua Kang Nancy Pelosi said this:
    “We support peaceful demonstrations, we participate in them, they are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires or rioting. They should be prosecuted, that is lawlessness.”
    Facts : Pelosi: straight</strong

    Normally avoid a Barking Dog they Do Not bite…but when you see a puppy procreate with a CAT…you stop and look and have a SAY!!! that is NOT NORMAL but a Very Sick Dog!!!

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  • Too Early To Tell:

    Trump to stay:
    There would not be a new administration, Trump will continue, think along those lines.

    Yes, it’s too early to tell if US will have a new administration come Jan 21, 2021. Most mainstream media are telling us Biden has won the election, and covering up the ugly cheating and fraud the went on during the election voting.

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  • Taleban:

    US Naval Base in Singapore is a big NO.
    We cannot and must no be like the once US Navy Subic Bay Base.
    We can welcome them on a Port of Call visit.
    They can top up their fuel and whatever logistic needs on a commercial basis.
    Never, never a Naval Base.
    We are a sovereign country.

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