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8/27/2010

Singapore under threat

By Patrick Lee, FreeMalaysiaToday KUALA LUMPUR: A PKR leader promised that if convicted Malaysian drug mule Yong Vui Kong is hanged, it will have grave repercussions. "I warn the Singaporean government: if they hang Yong, I will come back and bring a coffin here! (Singapore High Commission)," said Kapar MP S Manikavasagam. He also took a swipe at Foreign Minister Anifah Aman for not doing enough. “I am ashamed of the minister. He should put more pressure on the Singapore government,” he said. Added human rights lawyer N Surendran: “Our government claims that it's doing great things for this country. But if it cannot stand up for one Malaysian in trouble overseas, can Malaysians rely on the government?” Earlier, Manikavasagam and Surendran joined some 20 mostly PKR members to present a memorandum to the Singapore High Commission here today. Also present were Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran and PKR information chief Latheefa Koya.... The above is part of an article published in FreeMalaysiaToday. The brave and bold PKR leader declared that he was warning the Singapore Govt not to hang Yong Vui Kong. I am wondering whether he is trying to help Yong or helping to nail his coffin. This kind of garang talk about threatening a foreign govt, especially Singapore, is only forcing the issue. And the ending is one that is exactly the opposite of what Kapar intended to achieve. Or perhaps that is exactly what he wanted to achieve, force the Singapore Govt’s hand, and then he can stand up as the champion of Yong. Kapar is giving the Singapore Govt no way out but to hang Yong. For no sovereign govt can uphold its integrity by giving in to the demand of a crazy foreign politician. This is different from the demand of a disgruntled policeman asking for reinstatement of his job. Carry on Kapar. Well done!

9 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

Cheap political stunt.

Poor Yong Vui Kong being made a pawn by clowns performing on the political circus.

They, aspiring to be an alternate government in Malaysia? "Tankuku". This is a Pinoy word meaning wait long long!

Can't they just do the appeal in a quiet and dignified manner without the theatrics?

This numbskull don't understand that when they try to interfere in our justice system, we may do likewise to theirs when a similar case occurs and the tables are turned. And then it will be hard to say no.

If Malaysia didn't have the same mandatory death penalty for drug offences, that would be another story.

Anonymous said...

Politic is dirty.

Playing politics is like playing with fires.

HOWEVER, if there are human beings there are politics, no running away from it.

patriot

Leon Koh said...

exactly.. this way of a threat will just not work.. its just but a political stunt to get to their own selfish gains


Leon Koh
Your reader from SingaBore

Anonymous said...

Of course it won't work. If they can turn a deaf ear to citizens complaints, what can we expect?

But then I just remember that Singaporean Citizens are third class or lower. Malaysians, especially those working here, are treated better.

Matilah_Singapura said...

One outstanding fature of redbean's writing is that you can gurantee he is morally inconsistent:

On the one hand he champions the idea of expressing opinion and criticising the govt, then when someone does it, redbean would much prefer the dude would just "shut up".

Whether his motives are "genuine" or not, Mr K is simply criticising his own govt for not standing up for the life of a convicted dtug dealer, who also happens to be a Malaysian citizen.

Political cicus? What is so surprising about that? The job of a politician is to get noticed -- by fair means or foul.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, when did I asked him to shut up? The part that amuses me most is that he was warning Singapore of bigger repercussions.

We shall raise our Alert Status to Red. : )

Anonymous said...

Hahaha

Dr Chee has been tripping over and causing 'red alerts' for years.

Nothing that serious lah!

garuru01119 said...

I'm sorry
On behalf of Malaysians
We don't have intention to assault or condemn Singaporean as well
He is just a madman as well!!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi garuru01119,

Welcome to the blog.

We are just chatting and politicians are the best clowns to talk about. It is important that the people are not taken in by their theatrics and go into a frenzy for blood. It used to be like that in the past.

But there is hope that things are getting betterer: )