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Recent letters by civil servants to foreign journals 'completely in order': PMO

Published on Jun 25, 2014 1:29 PM

SINGAPORE - It is "completely in order" for civil servants to defend Singapore's interests by correcting misrepresentations about the country, clarified the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday.

It issued the statement in response to media queries over the propriety of recent letters by civil servants to foreign publications.

In the last two weeks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's press secretary Chang Li Lin had written a letter to the Economist magazine, and the Singapore Consul-General in Hong Kong had written to the South China Morning Post, which rebutted views of and claims made by the journals.

Both letters were published by the respective publications.

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