Writing to the gallery. Isn't it almost a pleasure to see LKY in action? (If I were a Singaporean operative, or an ex like Kalimullah or Brendan, I'd sure be proud of my Minister Mentor). Why, you thought he said sorry? Read his letter again (HERE).
FIRSTLY, he made the cursory apology for the remarks made.
THEN, he made references to the bridge, to Dr Mahathir's desire to built the scenic bridge, and praised Abdullah for cancelling it. (LKY must have wanted to address the bridge issue but did not have a channel to do so previously. Pak Lah's letter gave him that window of opportunity to gloat about Singapore's success in stopping Malaysia from building that bridge).
THIRDLY, he implicates Abdullah's beloved son-in-law for his anti-Chinese remarks recently. See Annex. (And here we sense that LKY knows this will weaken Abdullah's position, just in case our PM decides not to accept his apology. Not that it matters to him whether or not Malaysia forgives him).
And, FINALLY, he makes the letter public! He says since it's public knowledge that Abdullah has written to him, he had to go public with the letter. (Abdullah did not make his letter to LKY public, so why should LKY make his public?).
Beacause LKY wasn't writing a response to the Malaysian PM; he was writing to the gallery. And he's scored a lot of points there.
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