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    The error occurred on the official website of the US State Department, sparking numerous comments among social media users.

    The US State Department made a mistake in an official note published on its website when it referred to Singapore as being part of neighboring Malaysia.

    It was published amid Tuesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    The incident was the result of a mistake in a transcript of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's briefing on Monday.

    The document gave the venue of the briefing as "JW Marriott, Singapore, Malaysia".

    While the mistake was later corrected, it did not stop social media users from making sarcastic comments.

    Singapore was once a part of Malaysia, but the island gained independence in 1965. The separation took place amid deep political and economic differences between the Singaporean and Malaysian leaderships.


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