Originally posted on PassTheSpin:
“… The Ukraine crisis remind us that small countries must defend themselves and cannot rely solely on international treaties or the promises of others. That is why Singapore must always maintain a strong Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team. At the same time, it must also have a capable Foreign Affairs Ministry to strengthen our ties with friends and allies. Only then can Singapore be safe and secure.”
2. PM Lee attached a map of Ukraine and Russia in his facebook post, presumably, to show ‘how small Ukraine is relative to Russia’ in geographical size.
Ukraine is Not a Small Country in Terms of Its Population
3. Armed forces of a country draw their manpower from its population, not its large land size. That is why comparing the population sizes makes more sense than comparing…
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