I kid u not. In 2003
Malaysia’s leadership greeted the New Year with two statements of aggression toward its neighbours.
One threatened to go to war with its closest neighbour Singapore over an island dispute. The other offered a ‘bloody nose’ to countries such as Australia for its ‘white-man sheriff’ attitude.
The Bernama news agency reported Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar demanding, under threat of war, that Singapore learn to compromise over the disputed island of Batu Puteh, which is also known as Pedra Branca.
‘Singapore has two choices. If it refuses to compromise . . . go to war,’ Mr Syed Hamid said on Tuesday.
He accused Singapore of caring only about its economy, claiming that Malaysia was generally more intent on being a good neighbour who believes war is not the answer.
Singapore maintains the disputed island and has built some additional structures on it.
Malaysian journalists who recently approached the island were turned back by Singaporean marine police.
It’s a good to ram and sink a M’sian vessel if there’s one in our waters today. There’ll be a riot in KL when word gets out, what with this crowd: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-anti-icerd-rally-in-kuala-lumpur-thousands-arrive-11012828
Tun will either have to sit down and shut up or declare war.
Either way Najib will be back in power.