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Myanmar hopes to overtake Singapore in 20 years' time: Suu Kyi

Myanmar hopes to overtake Singapore in 20 years' time: Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: Myanmar hopes to overtake Singapore's economy in 20 years' time and the country is hoping that Singapore will lend a helping hand, said Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday (Nov 30). Speaking at the IE Singapore's Global Conversations business dialogue, Ms Suu Kyi, who is in Singapore for a three-day official visit, said this in reference to a quote by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. "At the beginning of Singapore's independence, the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said that in 20 years’ time, Singapore would have caught up with Burma," she said. "I think we have to change that a bit and say: In 20 years’ time, Myanmar will have overtaken Singapore and you will help us to do that because success in one part of the region means success throughout the region and we have never found it difficult to engage with Singapore economically.” For a long time, ...

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