"... you don't have to worry about your safety when you come to Penang. In Johor, if you are a Singaporean, you are likely to get kidnapped ...".
|Big Cat laughing by Blum|
One of the very few times in his otherwise illustrious political career Lee Kuan Yew had to publicly say sorry was over the 1997 remarks made in his affidavit about Johor in which he described the Malaysian state as "notorious for shootings, mugings and car-jackings".
The above remarks, however, were not made by Kuan Yew. They were uttered by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, allegedly.
Did Guan Eng really say this and got away with it? Big Cat, a new blogger but a seasoned commenter on my blog, has the story in This is Another Crook.