8/23/2007

Singapore Malaysia Relations

The problem is not with Singapore but Malaysia. This is the view expressed by Anwar Ibrahim at a seminor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies yesterday. Some may not agree with him, but reading his comments carefully, there is a lot of truth in what he said. We are two closely knit neighbours and we could benefit a lot by working closely together. He admitted that Singapore can be very tough in negotiation. But that is negotiation and should not affect the relations between the two states. Malaysia can also be tough when negotiating with Singapore but both can find common ground instead of inciting racial hatred between Malays and Chinese. And this racial element is not only affecting relations between the two states but also the internal politics of Malaysia. Malaysia has a lot to gain by working closely with their Chinese and the Singapore Chinese instead of silly bickering for political mileage.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anwar seeems to be more competent and able than the rest of his mates in Malaysia; perhaps that is one of the reason he was elbowed out the last time.

redbean said...

when a nation is destined to fall, the good and able will be elbowed out of the way. and all the vultures will rise to power.

the dying days of the ming dynasty was a good lesson in history. the eunuchs gained control of the govt and removed all the able leaders.

Anonymous said...

Anwar is competent and able, so he will be a threat to the UNMO ultras legacy of corruption, so he had to be removed.

UMNO ultras gain is Malaysia's loss.

Anonymous said...

Every dynasty has its time. We definitely don't want the Ming dynasty to be still around.

When the stupid rise, its followed by wealth distribution and corruption for a time.

This is better than official corruption where you are muzzled and whipped like an ox.

redbean said...

poor anwar.

Anonymous said...

arabs pouring billions into idr, hopefully not down the drain as usual.

Anonymous said...

Knowing how to pour money is only a very small part of the equation, as in all businesses the fatality rate is extremely high hence the money part is least important and if there are any significance at all it is likely to be that alot of malaysians got a windfall becos of it, know what i mean?