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Cablegate: Singapore to Abstain On Unga Plenary Votes On

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P 111015Z DEC 07
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UNCLAS SINGAPORE 002182

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DRL/MLGA - GIANNI PAZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PGOV UNGA
SUBJECT: SINGAPORE TO ABSTAIN ON UNGA PLENARY VOTES ON
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RESOLUTIONS

REF: A. STATE 163935
B. STATE 161770
C. STATE 145641

(SBU) Singapore will abstain from voting on the four UN Third
Committee country-specific human rights resolutions on Iran,
Belarus, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and Burma in
the UNGA Plenary, MFA International Organizations Directorate
Deputy Director Jophie Tang advised us on December 10. She
told us that regarding possible no action resolutions,
Singapore would follow its actions in Third Committee. This
suggests Singapore would vote in favor of no action on Iran
and Belarus, and abstain from voting on Burma.

Visit Embassy Singapore's Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/singapore/ind ex.cfm
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