Singapore’s foreign minister said on Friday it was a “national shame” for the armed forces of a country to use weapons against their own people as he called on Myanmar’s military rulers to seek a peaceful solution to the unrest in the country. The Minister said though that while he and his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had held talks with a representative of the junta earlier this week, there would be limited impact from any external pressure on the situation in Myanmar. “If you look over the past 70 years, the military authorities in Myanmar, frankly, do not respond to economic sanctions, do not respond to moral opprobrium”.