Globalisation = Singapore-Malaysia consultative committee on IDR.
If you are a Malaysian and you oppose to the joint ministerial consultative body for the Iskandar Development Region (which is in Johor, Malaysia, the last time I checked), it means you fear globalisation. Or so said a son of a late former President of Singapore.
Going by this logic, A. Kadir Jasin the blogger and former GEIC of NSTP is a Malaysian who fears globalisation, wrote Janadas Devan in a June 1 article in the Singapore Straits Times. Going by this logic, millions of Malaysians "genuinely fear globalisation"."So how is it possible for someone like Mr A. Kadir Jasin, a former group editor-in-chief of Malaysia's New Straits Times Press, to suggest that the Malaysia-Singapore JMC (Joint Ministerial Committee) may affect Malaysia's sovereignty?I didn't want to give any space to the provocative remarks but, well, we Malaysians should know. I hope Kadir sends his response to the Singapore Straits Times. Whether the Singapore government's mouthpiece, which used to employ Kalimullah Masheerul Hassan and Brenden Pereira, will publish Kadir's response in full is something we'll have to wait and see.
"It cannot possibly be because he thinks Mr Lee's (Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong) use of the word 'consultative' means that the JMC will be a bilateral 'operations council'.
"Mr Kadir, a crisp writer in English, is too smart to believe such nonsense.
"But he, like many other in Malaysia, have raised this canard because, one, it carries a political percentage on the ground, and two, because they genuinely fear globalisation. The ridiculous fuss over the JMC's purpose is a stand-in for a generalised fear tht the policies that must be put in place to ensure the IDR's success will threaten entrenched privileged domestic groups......".
Read Straits Times Says We Fear Globalisation.
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