There's going to be a retreat for Malaysia and Singapore leaders in May to signify bilateral ties which is "good and getting better". A round or two of golf, a pat on the back, and talk about that Consulate that Singapore wants to set up in JB. [read here]
And then make an impassioned plea for Temasek to please come to SJER and pour in their billions. Hishamuddin Hussein needs to polish up his wooing techniques. He sounds too desperate [here or here] in his interview with Singapore Straits Times.
"But come in early. Wait-and-see, that does not create the atmosphere of trust. It is the same when you are in politics. Once I am a minister, there are a lot of people who want to be my friend. But the true friends are those who were there during the difficult times."So, bro Sham,
Q1: Are you saying that we, Malaysia, are facing difficult times?
Q2: If we are facing difficult times, shouldn't we be telling Singapore to pay us what they owe us. Resolve the water issue, man. We are losing RM380 million a year to subsidize the Singapore government because of the water issue; shouldn't we iron that out before the PM plays his next round of golf with our Singapore friends?