Tommy Koh wants China to go ICJ to settle territorial disputes

Tommy wants China to place itself under the jurisdiction of modern day international laws when China’s claim to the South China Sea Islands was based on historical precedents during a time when it was finder’s keepers. China is claiming these islands that were uninhabited and they were the first to arrive on the islands to claim it.

Compares this to the Americans’ claim to North America and the Australian’s claims to Australia, the British’s claims to New Zealand, and other colonised countries, would the Americans, Australians, British New Zealanders be willing to go under the jurisdiction of the international courts if the native Red Indians, the aborigines and the Maoris make a claim to their land? Would the Americans go to courts with the Pacific Islanders wanting to reclaim their islands in the Pacific Ocean?

In the case of China and the South China Sea islands, once China agrees to go to the ICJ, it will open the Pandora box to every littoral states of the South China Seas to make their claims. And if the ICJ once decided that the new international laws supercede historical claims, China would stand to lose practically every island it claimed and under its sovereignty.

Why would China want to go to court and risk losing anything to anyone that can just make a claim to the ICJ when it is already exercising sovereignty over these islands? Are the Chinese leaders idiots?

There is a big difference in the thinking of the Chinese leaders versus the Singaporean mindset. The Chinese leaders would not give up their territories to anyone. They had lost a lot of land during the era of colonialism and conquest by the western powers and Japan. Today they are able to defend their territories and they will not yield an inch without a fight. The Singaporeans would give their country away willingly on the ground of ‘meritocrazy’, the fittest shall inherit their country, regardless of nationality. It is going and soon will be gone.


Anonymous said...

When the Europeans landed in America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the natives were there. But they whacked and killed many of them to take over their land.

Anonymous said...

/// The Singaporeans would give their country away willingly on the ground of ‘meritocrazy’, the fittest shall inherit their country, regardless of nationality. It is going and soon will be gone. ///

We Singaporeans did not give away Singapore hor.
The PAPigs gave away Singapore.
Remember this when you vote in GE 2016 hor.

oldhorse42 said...

Well Singapore under Lim Yew Hock Govt sold Christmas island to the Australian and they all live happilly as australian.
Tommy wants China to go ICJ way because this is a peacefulway to mediate a dispute and Tommy could contribute considerably in that area having have some experiance in negotiating with the malaysian over the small island.

b said...

What a stupid dumb idea. In the ICJ jury, there is one jap guy and many others are uass mouthpieces. Independant meh?

b said...

Current Members ICJ
Peter Tomka (Slovakia)
Bernardo Sepúlveda-Amor (Mexico)
Hisashi Owada (Japan)
Ronny Abraham (France)
Kenneth Keith (New Zealand)
Mohamed Bennouna (Morocco)
Leonid Skotnikov (Russian Federation)
Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil)
Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia)
Christopher Greenwood (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Xue Hanqin (China)
Joan E. Donoghue (United States of America)
Giorgio Gaja (Italy)
Julia Sebutinde (Uganda)
Dalveer Bhandari (India)
Philippe Couvreur (Belgium)

Virgo 49 said...

Right right, see most of the world's so called mediation courts or justices comprises of mostly whites or other races and not Asians.

FiFA, F1 and most Sports Committees also ang mo. IMF WORLD BANK also mostly Caucasians.

You think they give you Asians especially those countries not in their favour a fair trial???

Take for example our Pedra Branca case. Want to award award all lah, one awarded Sinkie land and other to Matland. Made thing so difficult for what????

They not understand our history and you be surprised that these kwa loos think Singapore is in china.

WHAT for china go to ICJ??? Sure no fair award to them

Anonymous said...

redbean does not trust Tommy Koh's advice to China to go to ICJ to settle dispute.

Would redbean trust Tommy Koh to be President of Singapore to look after our reserves?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

People are not one dimensional. Their views and interests vary from time to time and from events and issues.

Anonymous said...

Trust Tommy Koh to look after our reserves? Hahahahahaha.

In the first place, are we sure there are any reserves left to be looked after, or only in figments of our imagination. Why do you think they do not want us know how much we really have?

In the second place, whoever is entrusted to look after the reserves, whether we trust him or not makes little difference to peasants and slaves. They can guess, cannot know, cannot see, not to say touch.

In the third place, are we even sure that our very own personal CPF are there, not to talk about the reserves. If even Christmas Island can be sold without even the peasants and slaves knowing it, what else is there to trust?

In any case, peasant and slaves really have no right to know, in the opinion of the rulers.

Anonymous said...

peasant and slaves really have no right to know, in the opinion of the rulers.//

They are your servants.
When are you going to start owning your responsibilities as Master?


Look to your neighbors like taiwan and hkgers to see how strong their spine are. Don't let that old fart break you into his demonic submission. You paid them millions of dollars to make sure they answer to your satisfaction!

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...
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Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

This fucker has spent too much time in the states as ambassador. He is now a pawn of Washington.

China can do as it pleases lah. Japan can handle the situation. Afterall, Japan is full of samurais and ninjas. And Abe is behaving like Putin -- acting and talking tough.

Japan thinks it can give China a nice bukkake in the face. so let them try lah.