Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Reassuring Singapore. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has reassured his Singaporean counterpart during a 1-on-1 meeting in Helsinki that the this-is-my-idea Johor Super Corridor project will benefit the island Republic.

The NST, the English-language daily run by former Singapore Straits Times operatives, decided to bury the story deep in another piece ("PM: Include non-Europeans as peacekeepers").

Sister paper Berita Harian, however, was told to play up the issue on the front page yesterday ("Batal Jambatan tak jejas hubungan: PM").

And the Singapore Straits Times carried a similar story quoting the Malaysian prime minister ["Ties with Spore very good, friendly"]. But this piece, though similar in the "reassuring" theme, was actually taken from the interview Abdullah had with The Edge, published in its latest issue that hit the stands over last weekend.

Ah, what a lovely coincidence!


  1. Bro,

    Sungguh mengelirukan, mengapa Singapura yang menghalang pembinaan jambatan bengkok tetapi Malaysia yang beria-ria mengatakan hubungan tetap baik dan mesra.

    Bukankah dengan tindak tanduk singapura (menghalang jambatan) maka kerajaan kita harus berhati-hati? Malangnya kita masih sanggup mencium tangan Singapura.

  2. Anonymous7:28 pm

    Malaysian politicians just don't have the balls to put Singapore where it should be put. Imagine a tiny fart dictating terms to a big country like Malaysia. Can they dictate unholy terms to Indonesia for instance, in negotiations?

    I say to hell with building bridges. Even better if some one were to bomb existing bridges out of existance. Can't Malaysia survive without Singapore?

    Sorry, for the rant. Couldn't help it.

  3. Anonymous8:16 pm

    PM, in the Edge said that big MNC like Intel has been in here since the 70s and are still expanding. What I know is that Intel is retrenching thousands!Guys on the 4th floor should put their ears to the ground instead of the heads in the clouds.Sheeesh.