Sunday, March 26, 2006

Potong Potong

No I am not blogging about my favourite ice cream. I am in fact talking about my favourite politician - the one western leaders labeled, ‘The Loose Cannon’.

Well he is at it again. This time the target of his ire is none other than his favourite punching bag, Singapore. His complaint this time is that it is impossible to be friendly with Singapore. Apparently he tried for 22 years to be friendly with Singapore but was unsuccessful because we were so unreasonable and demanding and so on. He does not believe that his successor will have any success (pun not intended).

Let’s see how easy it is to be friendly with this man.

Remember what he said at the time he went into retirement? "I have already made it very clear that when I leave, I leave completely." In other words, he will leave politics completely. In other words, he will not interfere (unlike his Singaporean counterpart). But has he kept his word? We all know better don’t we. So, one can understand why Singapore leaders has to be wary when dealing with such a person.

Talking about friendliness, do you recall the time when he worked up a crowd in Johor Bahru to chant; “Potong! Potong! Potong!” You guessed correctly. He wasn’t talking about ice cream either. He was talking about cutting off the water supply to Singapore.

Take it easy unker. Cool down. Enjoy your retirement. Let your successor do the skinning (of the Singapore cat that is). And have a potong.

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Chris said...

One wonders why the Malaysian press is giving Dr M the platform to air his views, many of which only serve to harm the Sin-Mal bilateral ties. He's not doing Pak Lah any good. And why isn't Pak Lah making noise about it??!!!

Anonymous said...

Aiyah, it's all wayang (acting). One acts bad guy (cho pai lang) another acts good guy (cho ho lang).

Sleepless in Singapore said...

It is interesting to compare the remarks of Dr M and LKY.

Dr M says he will not interfere after he steps down. LKY says that even when they are going to lower him into his grave, he will 'interfere' if he sees that things are not right.