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5/26/2010

Anwar dismisses Najib for being soft

The Pakatan Rakyat defacto leader said that the agreement which was announced yesterday raised concerns that Malaysia is seen to be too “submissive” in catering to Singapore’s demands. “There is a tendency that in the policy of Najib, like in the case of Barack Obama, he seems to be too submissive, agreeing, and there is a lot of concern. “Why is it we have now a Prime Minister that surrenders too easily?” asked Anwar. The above paragraph was posted in The Malaysian Insider in an article. 'Anwar flays ‘submissive’ Najib in Singapore deal' By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal May 25, 2010 The impression I get from Anwar's comment is that Malaysian leaders must act tough and play hard ball with Singapore. Otherwise they are seen to be soft, unfit to be Malaysian leaders. This is the underlying confrontational mindset that is prevailing since the Mahathir's time and is still existing today. Anwar's words are a revelation, that within closed doors, they must have been telling each other so. Be tough to Singapore leaders. With this kind of confrontational and aggressive mindset, it is tough to negotiate and come to any kind of agreement. No matter how good a deal, how fair a deal is, any agreement will be seen as a sell out, as being weak. So how to go ahead? Signing any agreement with Singapore is weakness. Signing any agreement with Singapore is signing a bad deal and to their disadvantage. When will they be able to sign an agreement that is fair or to their advantage? When can they sign an agreement and be seen as being tough? Strange mentality.

5 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

I hope this alleged sodomiser is rattling sabre for political brownie points.

Otherwise, I might now think that H.E. Najib is the good guy.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Anwar has inadvertently let the cat out of the bag. If he aspires to be the top dog, he needs to be more careful of what he is saying.

Now you know a little bit more of his true position.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anwar. When dealing with Singapore one must be extra careful and never let down your guard. Singaporeans, whether the ordinary man in the street or their highly and overly paid govt are always on the lookout for the "head I win, tail you lose" situation. You can trust Singapore as far as you can throw it.

Anonymous said...

True true. It pays to be careful when the other person is smarter, especially when one is unable to outsmart him.

agongkia said...

The word submissive reminded me of a young and handsome looking man.