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Not pro-West, pro-China, pro-Ukraine or pro-Russia, just pro-Singapore

Drop the tendency to polarise issues into pro- or anti-something. Just view foreign policy issues through Singapore lenses.

Being pro-Singapore does not mean one must be binary about being pro-others, says the writer. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Some Singaporeans' reactions to the war in Ukraine have been oddly ambiguous, given that Singapore is also a tiny state with large neighbours, several of which can claim historical ties similar to those Russia invoked to justify its invasion of Ukraine.

In pre-colonial times, trade and political ties connected Singapore to the Malay archipelago, the rest of South-east Asia, China and India.

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