Five decades after Britain announced its military pullout from Singapore, it is considering a renewed presence in South-east Asia - with the Republic as a possible site.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told The Telegraph that Britain will turn its back on the 1968 "East of Suez" strategy that saw it withdraw from bases in Malaysia, Singapore, the Persian Gulf and the Maldives. He said it seeks two new bases in South-east Asia and the Caribbean in its bid to be a global power post-Brexit.
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