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Asian nations don't want human rights pressure

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Last May, the West launched a verbal attack on Myanmar, accusing the regime of being unable to help hundreds of thousands of cyclone victims and of refusing to accept Western humanitarian aid, inferring that "humanitarian intervention" was needed in this situation.
DMITRY KOSYREV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Myanmar to let in South Asian experts

YANGON, Myanmar, May 19 (UPI) -- Myanmar's military regime agreed to let in experts from neighboring countries to assess the amount of aid needed by survivors of Cyclone Nargis.

Denuclearization of Korean peninsula urged

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 27 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations, meeting in Malaysia, say denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is essential for peace.

Singapore says drug smuggler must hang

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Singapore has rejected final appeals from Canberra to spare a 25-year-old Australian drug smuggler sentenced to hang, saying its anti-drug laws must be upheld. Foreign Minister George Yeo Yong-boon, in a letter to Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Dow

Singapore, China relations warm

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese officials say they want to improve their relations with Singapore and want Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit China frequently.

Future looks foggy for Indo-ASEAN pact

CALCUTTA, India, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- In a move to set a tone for a durable relationship with the South East Asian countries and strengthen economic ties, India on Tuesday signed a "partnership agre
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

PM Lee, Bush discuss regional issues

SANTAGIO, Chile, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and U.S. President George Bush have exchanged views on regional developments, in particular the cross-strait situation.

Singapore seeks Mideast opportunities

SINGAPORE, July 15 (UPI) -- While China and India are always touted as El-Dorado investments, Singaporean firms are increasingly encouraged to look at investing in the Middle East, with th
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Singapore and Australia broaden FTA

SINGAPORE, July 15 (UPI) -- Australia and Singapore have extended their one-year-old Free Trade Agreement to include the shipment of orchids Down Under.

Malaysia, Singapore seek ventures abroad

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 25 (UPI) -- Malaysia and Singapore announced Tuesday they will pool $4.6 million to help businessmen from both countries scout for new ventures abroad.

Singapore businesses to visit Iran

SINGAPORE, March 31 (UPI) -- Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister George Yeo announced Wednesday he will visit Iran in the first high-level business mission to the country in years.

Feature: Singaporean firms eying Vietnam

SINGAPORE, March 9 (UPI) -- Singapore is already Vietnam's leading foreign investor with projects in all economic areas. Now, more companies are looking to take advantage of the second fas
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Feature: Panama on aggressive trade agenda

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Although a small country with a GDP of $12.3 billion, Panama is planning a very strong and aggressive trade agenda over the coming year. The country will soon s
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Singapore, Panama to start FTA talks

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Panama and Singapore have agreed to start negotiations for a free trade agreement.

Analysis:Bilateral trade deals have limits

SINGAPORE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Trade was high on the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bangkok and although the APEC leaders are expected to call for a restart
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent
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George Yong-Boon Yeo (born 13 September 1954; simplified Chinese: 杨荣文; traditional Chinese: 楊榮文; pinyin: Yáng Róngwén) is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Prior to taking up his present role as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yeo previously served as Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, and Minister for Trade and Industry.

Yeo has been a Member of Parliament representing the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency since 1988. In the 2006 General Elections, Yeo's team won the constituency with 56.1% of the votes to the Workers' Party's 43.9%. This was the narrowest victory in any Group Representation Constitiuency at that election, and came in the wake of the controversy surrounding one of the Worker's Party's candidates, James Gomez. The main issues in the elections included employment; cost of living; government policies; the need for an effective opposition voice in parliament; and the quality of the candidates.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Yeo."
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