Tue Aug 13 03:34:37 +0000 2019

"Singapore, with easy access to international shipping routes, was a significant centre for international trade by the 1980s. It was an ideal go-between for Armscor, the South African state-owned arms company, to buy and sell weapons clandestinely." https://t.co/28F8mrxHHh

Goh Keng Swee made a secret visit to South Africa in 1983 to meet top defence and finance officials. Eddie Teo, the former head of Security & Intelligence Division (SG's foreign intel agency) & later PSC, served as a liaison for secret weapons shipments. https://t.co/2VxuY1bpi0

The declassified docs suggest that Eastern Bloc weapons like AK-47s were transferred via South Africa & Singapore to rebel groups in Cambodia & Afghanistan. Singapore paid South Africa for the arms using DBS bank via banks in Luxembourg. https://t.co/34zIoE7BPy