Those who are calling on Singapore to apologize to China can probably constitute Singapore’s very own ‘regressive left.’ These are the people who oppose the Govt at all costs and probably just want to watch the world (or at least our Establishment) burn. This is a stance that is absolutely devoid of principle.
I don’t see any reason why Singapore should apologize to China for speaking up in line with values we have always stood by – free trade, globalization and a ruled-based world order. Advocating for national values on an international stage is anything but foreign to China too.
Source: Ariffin Sha