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Dr Lim Wee Kiak's remarks don't represent views of S'pore govt: Sam Tan

AsiaOne | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Foreign Affairs) and Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Culture, Community and Youth) Sam Tan has responded to press queries regarding comments made by Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Dr Lim Wee Kiak in a Straits Times interview on April 5.

In the article, 'Lessons from an unfortunate event', Dr Lim had said that the Malaysian authorities could have done better in managing the MH370 incident.

In a statement today, Mr Tan said: "The Singapore Government position has been clearly set out in the remarks by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam to the Foreign Correspondents Association on 28 March 2014, as well as by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the editors of the Asia News Network on 9 April 2014. It is an unprecedented and very difficult situation and, as Prime Minister Lee said, the Malaysian Government has done a 'manful job'.

"Singapore deployed aircraft and ships in the search and rescue operations, and has conveyed that we stand ready to provide further support as needed.

"Dr Lim Wee Kiak's remarks do not represent the views of the Singapore Government."

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