The other point to note is that The Hague rulings were issued under the name of the PCA and the PCA has not said anything to distance itself from the rulings.
The issue here is not so simple. It looks like there is another big conspiracy cooked up by the Americans, Japanese, the Philippines and the western media to sing a song of six pence, that The Hague ruling is legitimate and binding. The local Today paper has at least 3 articles about The Hague rulings today with the authors taking the position that it is legal and legitimate. Prominent academics attached their names to this story. I have not read the ST, very likely the same kind of stories would be rolled out, to give a picture of legality and legitimacy to The Hague rulings on the South China Sea.
Is this true? If not, if The Hague in this case is not what it is, that the tribunal was anything but legitimate, why are the main media putting up such articles to make it sound legitimate? What is the agenda and who is behind this international scam? Have the main media established the background of this make shift tribunal? Or they just don’t bother and for some reasons must sing the song of six pence?
What is the truth? What is real and what is unreal? Would the main media be involved in plastering half truths or untruths in their pages and want the readers to think that these are the truths? There is no excuse for publishing half truths or lies as the main media have all the resources and professionals to establish the facts and truths.
Would there be investigative journalists to get into the details of this Hague tribunal to tell the world what is going on? The Fourth Estate is the last bastion to stand up for justice and righteousness. When the Fourth Estate is also corrupted and joined the Dark Side, there will be no light on earth.
The Empire rules from the Dark Side.