I’m (Let’s gloat at Tun as he threatens us) not the only one thinking that Tun is rowing with S’pore to distract attention from domestic problems
Awang Azman Awang Pawi, a political-science professor at the University of Malaya said Tuesday’s development had to be viewed in the context of Malaysia’s easing euphoria over the Mahathir government.
While it enjoyed widespread support for toppling Najib’s scandal-tainted administration, the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition is now facing myriad pressures over issues from race tensions to its declaration that not all election promises may be fulfilled.
Azman said Mahathir had initially used concerns about excessive Chinese economic influence in the country “to raise the spirit of nationalism” in the first few months of his government.
But as ties with Beijing have since been smoothened, the issue of airspace sovereignty with Singapore may now fill that role, the professor said.
Wonder come Monday morning, Awang Azman Awang Pawi will find that he’s no longer a professor at the University of Malaya?
Tun is not amused.