Trouble across the Causeway & Change

Lately, we have had some problems with Malaysia. Southern Johor airspace dispute. And the Johor maritime dispute. And the normal ‘experts’ view, is that Singapore is again made the ‘bogey man’ by the inept Malaysian government.

Admiration for your opponent, does not mean your acquiescence to them, nor ‘kowtow’ to them, or in anyway give up your rights to suit them. It is about an honest, rational, logical and open hearted understanding of reality.

I may not think Mahathir is Singapore’s biggest fan, nor DAP; a derivative of the old PAP, is fond of our PAP government. Nonetheless, I respect their long struggles, respect that they beat the enormous odds. They were at a great disadvantaged to the extremely well funded UMNO/BN, but they did not give up.

And it may well be that the current Malaysian government in their fragile hold onto their coalition, and with promises to the Malaysian people going awry, is using Singapore as their ‘bogey man’. But the narrative of the PAP and their derogatory, mocking and dismissive attitude toward components of Pakatan Harapan (when they were in opposition) cannot have been helpful.

“…It is my impression that many young Malaysian Chinese have forgotten the lessons of May 13, 1969. They naively believe that the system built around the principle of Malay dominance can be changed. That may be why they abandoned MCA for the DAP. They are delusional. Malay dominance will be defended by any means…” ( Bilahari Kausikan Singapore Is Not an Island )

Mr Kausikan had also said: “..The 1MDB scandal is less about corruption than about a struggle for power within Umno…” in the same article.

The article in 2015 was a warning to Singaporeans that the conflation of race and religion in Malaysia highlights our own internal racial divide and vulnerabilities. In his words: “..Of late it seems to have become fashionable for some sections of our intelligentsia to downplay or even dismiss our vulnerabilities…”

On hindsight, is this the ‘seminal’ article that led us to have a compulsory ‘minority’ President? Is this fear of Malay dominance over the Causeway, this inevitable trajectory of race and religion conflation, this prophecy that somehow Malaysia cannot ever be more than a polity that is based on race, determined our politics? Is a ‘Malay’ President a bulwark against racial osmosis from across the Causeway?

Mr Kausikan in a reply to Tony Pua’s response added: “I can understand their hopes, but hopes are not reality.”

I think if you are fighting for justice, for equality and placing your personal freedom on the line, and then you have this ‘Ambassador at Large’ telling you that you are delusional, that you are not living in reality, that somehow all that Kausikan wanted for his country can never be achieved in Malaysia, I think after Pakatan Harapan’s victory, feeling vindicated, even feeling smuck is inevitable.

And when you are feeling smuck and in government, trying to rub the instigator’s face in the sand is unfortunately not quite delusional nor just a forlorn hope.

We value secularism. But this modern philosophy of separation of the State and Religion is not without blood. John Locke condemned both Catholics and Muslims for ‘their confusion of politics and religion’. Thomas Jefferson advocated that Native Americans be exterminated because they were ‘backward people’. ( Borrowing heavily from Karen Armstrong 2014).

The “natural rights of humans”, perhaps, best captured by US Declaration of Independence, “…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..” has unfortunately a reverberating echo of religious rhythm. Modern States also mobilized citizens for both the economy and the military, you just dont die for your religion anymore but for your ‘country’.

In the early stages of secularism, because the Church was so omniscient the only way to break the Church was by force of massive violence. The French revolution confiscated Church property, the Ottoman modernization confiscated the property of Islamic clergy.

You can argue that secularism in Europe was born of a particular context. But in the Middle East and even in Asia, secularism was a product of colonialism. In order words, disruptive, sudden and forcibly.

The modern State is just a drop in the ocean of human history. Although as mere mortals it may seem entrenched and infinite. Ingrained in parts of the collective memory of Islam is secularism by force. And the so called ‘fundamentalism’ of Islam is part of its reaction.

This is not to excuse violence or barbaric behaviors. But to recognize that Islam is still adapting and evolving. So, instead of being fearful of what is happening across the Causeway, perhaps, a more open hearted approach is to recognize history and its many variants.

And that in a more democratic Malaysian government rather than a dictatorial one that maybe friendlier to Singapore in the short term, these issues are allowed to evolve peacefully and more organically. Is this a forlorn hope? Pakatan Harapan has proved us wrong before.

But of course, I do pray that Malaysian ships lost in our waters, find their way back to their own waters.

 

 

Bernard K

 

 

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35 Responses to “Trouble across the Causeway & Change”

  • LIONS:

    like Paul Simon n Art Garfunkel sang *BRIDGE* over TROUBLED water$…

    our LINK with Malaysia has always been a *troubled bridge* arising from PRIDE N ARROGANCE from politicians of both sides of the troubled bridge.

    instead of BRIDGING PEOPLES,politicians are the ones that SEPARATE them???

    this is the real world,POLITICIANS,like lawyers n accountants,will all go to HELL!!!

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  • NothingCanStopChange:

    The Winds of Change is blowing thro our red dot..whether we like it or not. Are the PAPs ready?
    Waits to be seen if they can rise to the occassion.

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  • rukidding:

    Honestly speaking,…I believe that PAP Members are ALL, living in “imaginary Cloud 9″.

    Please “come down” to “reality” !

    Please…”deflate” your “self inflated” egos !

    Please ,..”eat” come “humble pie” !

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  • Bapak:

    SG is lack of talented people. It is time to maximize every drop of blood and mobilize every capable people we have including those who are good, bad and the ugly.

    Having said that therefore one man stands out amongst us. He is none other than the limping Mas Salamat!!!

    I suggest MINDEF should appoint Mas Salamat as Advisor & consults him how he commando-ed into JB without both sides noticed. There must be something a man without going through warfare or military training commoner like him, all the Chiong-Kia in MINDEF including the Tumor Surgeon can learn from.

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  • Anyone Know Why?:

    Why is there a sudden surge in the intrusion of Malaysian Government Vessels into Singapore Waters?

    They are certainly not here for fun rides, who directed them to do so?

    The vessels knows the Law of the Sea and the Rule of Law, who is directing them to test Singapore’s patience?

    What is their ‘game plan’ in carrying out all these sea intrusions?

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  • Bad Boy:

    Dont worry.

    With our neighbor doing away the death sentence, they will see internal prblem first. We know their crime rate, lets see their kidnap and rape and silence case escalate.

    Next with lost radioactive material running around, we may one day see a dirty bomb explode there.

    Anyway, this old horse time about up.

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  • Bapak:

    If really bo pian have to fight, then our soldiers must learn the best camouflages from Miss Univers national costumes.

    Ms Thailand’s – good to scare all the tigers and lions away first,
    Ms Laos’ – good to confuse the enemy in case you are out-numbered,
    Ms El Salvador’s – the good big monster spider will scare the daylight out of your enemy,
    Ms Canada’s – best camouflage, no one will notice you, and
    Ms Bolivia’s – never this one, you will be raped!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    A Sampan with no sail & rudder comment quoting a puppy Bilahari barking (“when will be the day” literal translation) now looking for a living as a commentator…
    Malaysia has everything for them to crawl from the brink of Bankruptcy to Prosperity without sweating…they Don’t need a Bogeyman-like Singapore who in actual fact was LEEgaly stolen from them owing to a Kind but WEAK Tenku
    Open CORRUPTION is COMMON in Malaysia (in the Malay Blood according to Tun M) same like LEEGal Corruption is RAMPANT well kept under wraps as TOP SECRET …Classified Information…

    Sama sama lah!!!…one known as BUMI the other is known as A-Crap!!!

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  • No Turning Back Now:

    MY COUNTRY’S ENEMY, MY ENEMY!
    HIS NEMESIS, MY NEMESIS…?

    If my country’s leaders want me to go to war with my country’s enemies to defend it against their aggression and to protect it from them at all costs, and if need be, even laying down my life, when it comes to that.

    I stand ready.
    Tell me when it is time to fight;
    do not tell me to stand down, I am already in fight mode.

    It’s only a question of when, not if, and certainly no if’s and no but’s. I want our enemy’s blood to flow, his organs to spill, his tongue sliced and his head cut down as adornment gift to my dear leader.

    No fear, no waver.
    IT’S NOW OR NEVER.

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  • Hagen-diaz:

    Whether Gandhi ever said this or not, does not make it untrue, “the world can support man’s needs, but it cannot support man’s greed.” To refuse to accept this is to never be able to find solutions to all of the many different problems that arise from it. Whether aristocracy or meritocracy, both have a duty to serve those less fortunate, a notion largely absent from an upper-class that respects no limit on what wealth it can morally own.

    What has failed Singapore is a lack of noblesse oblige – the obligation to be generous, helpful and charitable to those less fortunate. People with privilege, however obtained, should be more self-aware and a lot less selfish. If you believe that an individual who has a net worth of more than $10,000,000 can understand the needs of one who has none then, clearly, this does not describe the mess of a nation in which we live. It turns out that there is not a lot of overlap between those who govern well and those who are most rapacious. In fact, when you put the most avaricious in charge, they use the tools of governance to further enrich themselves.

    The worst mistake would be to refuse to acknowledge that there is a meritocratic elite, that this elite is firmly in place with low social mobility in our society, and that this elite has often failed to act in the best interests of the country. Capitalism seemingly worked. But then came mass media with its constant promotion of wealth and materialism as virtues to aspire. Everyone wised up to the idea that wealth and power went hand in hand.

    Wall Street types who don’t hesitate to play with the fate of nations -these are our inspirations on media day in and day out. Never mind how the fame and fortune came about. And throw into the mix of the myth of meritocracy. Now you have a toxic brew. Competition is so intense now that no one can afford to act with noblesse oblige.

    In fact you have to grab everything you can while the going is good. Morals and ethics are for losers. No wonder our neighbors are who they are these days.

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  • Stupid IB:

    Bad Boy:
    Dont worry.

    With our neighbor doing away the death sentence, they will see internal prblem first. We know their crime rate, lets see their kidnap and rape and silence case escalate.

    Next with lost radioactive material running around, we may one day see a dirty bomb explode there.

    Anyway, this old horse time about up.

    Stop talking nonsense.

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  • rukidding:

    @anyone know why ?…..

    Wah Liow,…just google wikipedia.. “Malaysia -Singapore Borders” and the answers are all there !

    All the “demarcation points of SG and Ma” are shown “clearly” on every Google maps.

    Of course…the current dispute was because “Botak did not bother and Botak was Good fren of Pinky”.

    Now Botak “fell”….and New G ‘discovered” that the “old existing demarcation points” have actually been “hijacked w/o anyone knowing” ( except botak and you know who” lor.

    Last time “no such dispute on this Eastern side of the sea because that “Mega Port land reclaimation” ( hasn’t eaten into an old territorial line ,and territorial sea points by Malaysia …shown, long, long time ago …which also was shown by Google itself )

    All these kpkb by Dr M is because DrM is “protecting” his country…whilst “pappy”…is “trying to defend” ( something they took for granted as OK w/o settling thru both parties WITH both sides BLESSINGs.

    So,…now…Go to International Court BEST lah !

    But,…honestly,…this time if go to court,…I am sure Pappy will “loose” and “loose BIG”….because the TUAS port will become “useless” !

    Looks like “somebody” on Pappy’s pay roll did not do a “clean, water tight negotiation and lock it into Black and white”???

    Lets watch how our 4Gs “untie” its own “self created Mess” !

    Poor sinkies…all seems to be in the “dark” and “taken for a ride” by Pappy with “twisted” facts …”fed” to the people!

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  • rukidding:

    @anyone know why ?…

    Same with seletar airport story….seletar was once a very old airport built by th Royal British.

    It has only one runway,…pointing towards Pasir Gudang.

    Last time and all this while…only Prop engine or small private jet can use this short runway.

    Then,..somebody ( a smart aleck from Pappy side) decides to “lengthen the runway”.

    With the assumption that an ILS ( instrument Landing system),..can be installed with “no objection”…with an ILS,..means bigger planes like 737 can lnd on this “extended” runway….thus ..an avenue for Low Cost Boeing to land.

    But with B737…also means,..these planes need more “airspace” to “match angle of descend”….which means,…more “useable and usful land in pasir gudang will become useless due to height restrictions.

    That means,…Malaysia “Loose”…SG “Gains” ???

    So,…logically,..why should Malaysia “entertain” ???

    Now,…who is the “arrogant” and “smart aleck”,..who went ahead ???

    Can always changed runway direction mah ????

    But,..cannot leh,…because we “cock up ourselves” by “building Sengkang Highrise and Yishun high rise ???

    Wooh,……..so now…”whose fault” was it ???…Malaysia ?..Singapore ??

    If you read the article on google…somebody from Papy side did menioned that many “stake holders” will be “affected” if this “airspace” was to be “lost” ???

    The word “many stake holders” ???…is the keyword to ask !

    Who are these people ??.

    Who “owns” Firefly ???

    Go check it out yourself !

    I don’t think Malaysia was at fault again,…instead it was “poor assumption and arrogance” on our side !

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  • rukidding:

    Ai yah,…simplest solutions:-

    Keep Tengah airbase as it is…SAF use.

    Relocate Chinook and UHIH at sembawag airbase to seletar.

    Re refurbished and make sembawang airbase for prop and small jets with an ILS.

    Should be “viable” solution ???

    Drop the mega port at Tuas,…remain at TG Pagar lah

    Drop the ideal of making Tanjong Pagar into a waterfront commercial and residential district lah…don’t be “greedy”.

    Who are we “serving”…”developers and land lords” appetite ??…or we should let Ordinary sillyzeans to “risk” all these “unecessary epansion and re-transformation of Tg Pagar and Pasir panjang to commercial and residential gains ” ???

    “Greed” will “destroy” this place !

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  • You'll find out soon enuff:

    Anyone Know Why?:
    Why is there a sudden surge in the intrusion of Malaysian Government Vessels into Singapore Waters?

    They are certainly not here for fun rides, who directed them to do so?

    The vessels knows the Law of the Sea and the Rule of Law, who is directing them to test Singapore’s patience?

    What is their ‘game plan’ in carrying out all these sea intrusions?

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  • Bapak:

    Wah steady lah bro, never occur to me to google the truth. Thanks for bringing this out. Next thing they will sue Wikipedia for putting up fake news. Is that why Pinky is so quiet? Problems created by them and want us to fight die to save their face. Wah so so cunny..they are.

    rukidding:
    @anyone know why ?…..

    Wah Liow,…just google wikipedia.. “Malaysia -Singapore Borders” and the answers are all there !

    All the “demarcation points of SG and Ma” are shown “clearly” on every Google maps.

    Of course…the current dispute was because “Botak did not bother and Botak was Good fren of Pinky”.

    Now Botak “fell”….and New G ‘discovered” that the “old existing demarcation points” have actually been “hijacked w/o anyone knowing” ( except botak and you know who” lor.

    Last time “no such dispute on this Eastern side of the sea because that “Mega Port land reclaimation” ( hasn’t eaten into an old territorial line ,and territorial sea points by Malaysia …shown, long, long time ago …which also was shown by Google itself )

    All these kpkb by Dr M is because DrM is “protecting” his country…whilst “pappy”…is “trying to defend” ( something they took for granted as OK w/o settling thru both parties WITH both sides BLESSINGs.

    So,…now…Go to International Court BEST lah !

    But,…honestly,…this time if go to court,…I am sure Pappy will “loose” and “loose BIG”….because the TUAS port will become “useless” !

    Looks like “somebody” on Pappy’s pay roll did not do a “clean, water tight negotiation and lock it into Black and white”???

    Lets watch how our 4Gs “untie” its own “self created Mess” !

    Poor sinkies…all seems to be in the “dark” and “taken for a ride” by Pappy with “twisted” facts …”fed” to the people!

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  • Nama Kuniang:

    Yo!
    No need tell us, quite quite go.
    Remember to bring the sons of elite with you.
    No worry, be brave, Wow! all you protector leh.

    I help to translate your mass burial site, in case,
    Nama Kuniang MaTi sini LongGao.

    I interpreter job only.

    No Turning Back Now:
    MY COUNTRY’S ENEMY, MY ENEMY!
    HIS NEMESIS, MY NEMESIS…?

    If my country’s leaders want me to go to war with my country’s enemies to defend it against their aggression and to protect it from them at all costs, and if need be, even laying down my life, when it comes to that.

    I stand ready.
    Tell me when it is time to fight;
    do not tell me to stand down, I am already in fight mode.

    It’s only a question of when, not if, and certainly no if’s and no but’s. I want our enemy’s blood to flow, his organs to spill, his tongue sliced and his head cut down as adornment gift to my dear leader.

    No fear, no waver.
    IT’S NOW OR NEVER.

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  • Bapak:

    Wah you have stripped them naked bro. Well done. No wonder they hate TRE people. Actually if Tun really want to kwailan with SG, they dont need to negotiate at all. Just build a tall scafolding structure in Pasir Gudang will stop the Seletar plane landing. Then PAPigs will kwai kwai call them up with tail between legs.

    rukidding:
    @anyone know why ?…

    Same with seletar airport story….seletar was once a very old airport built by th Royal British.

    It has only one runway,…pointing towards Pasir Gudang.

    Last time and all this while…only Prop engine or small private jet can use this short runway.

    Then,..somebody ( a smart aleck from Pappy side) decides to “lengthen the runway”.

    With the assumption that an ILS ( instrument Landing system),..can be installed with “no objection”…with an ILS,..means bigger planes like 737 can lnd on this “extended” runway….thus ..an avenue for Low Cost Boeing to land.

    But with B737…also means,..these planes need more “airspace” to “match angle of descend”….which means,…more “useable and usful land in pasir gudang will become useless due to height restrictions.

    That means,…Malaysia “Loose”…SG “Gains” ???

    So,…logically,..why should Malaysia “entertain” ???

    Now,…who is the “arrogant” and “smart aleck”,..who went ahead ???

    Can always changed runway direction mah ????

    But,..cannot leh,…because we “cock up ourselves” by “building Sengkang Highrise and Yishun high rise ???

    Wooh,……..so now…”whose fault” was it ???…Malaysia ?..Singapore ??

    If you read the article on google…somebody from Papy side did menioned that many “stake holders” will be “affected” if this “airspace” was to be “lost” ???

    The word “many stake holders” ???…is the keyword to ask !

    Who are these people ??.

    Who “owns” Firefly ???

    Go check it out yourself !

    I don’t think Malaysia was at fault again,…instead it was “poor assumption and arrogance” on our side !

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  • Bapak:

    Bro, I believe propping up TP & PP with all these “attractions” is a political boost for Kee Chui’s GE2019 election campaign to make sure he no surely lose should TCB & maybe LHY decided to contest there. I believe they know many old seniors look Kee Chui no up.

    Any way, we have to thanks you doing so much of research & brought this up. Hope those gongkia who kena haigong to fight wake up.

    rukidding:
    Ai yah,…simplest solutions:-

    Keep Tengah airbase as it is…SAF use.

    Relocate Chinook and UHIH at sembawag airbase to seletar.

    Re refurbished and make sembawang airbase for prop and small jets with an ILS.

    Should be “viable” solution ???

    Drop the mega port at Tuas,…remain at TG Pagar lah

    Drop the ideal of making Tanjong Pagar into a waterfront commercial and residential district lah…don’t be “greedy”.

    Who are we “serving”…”developers and land lords” appetite ??…or we should let Ordinary sillyzeans to “risk” all these “unecessary epansion and re-transformation of Tg Pagar and Pasir panjang to commercial and residential gains ” ???

    “Greed” will “destroy” this place !

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  • exSG:

    SG and MY can argue all they want and can go to war even if it comes to that. End of the day, it is simply not worth living here and defending this is stupid of nose shit rock of land here. 4G leaders are simply too weak and nothing good will come out for future generations of SG.

    SG is all about cars, condo, COE, chopping seats, shopping, degrees and more degrees, never wanting to take risks and yet telling the whole bloody world they are number 1 in this and that and want to be smart city when things like Uber and mobike have failed miserably here.

    Simply put, SG is a shallow nation with silly pastimes, with the elite holding so much power and an obedient electorate, what can change? Nothing!

    So easiest solution is pack your bags and leave this piece if nose shit and swear never to defend this place. Not worth it.

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  • Bad Boy:

    @ Stop talking nonsense.

    Well SDP , WP both issue statement on the subject. Its on this site please dont ignore.

    Can talk talk but in the last and very worst case fight it will have to be. Like it dont like it, one will have to.

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  • Bad Boy:

    Just a suggestion.

    Maybe those who want to surrender or defect or betray or whatever can perhaps take a white flag to Malaysia embassy or walk over to JB across the causeway.

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  • rukidding:

    Once there was two houses being built side by side.

    In between these two house is a piece of “No Man’s land”

    The house on the Northern direction was “rented” to a Mr Botak for 5 years.

    The smaller house located southwards was “rented” to Pinky ,..also for 5 years.

    Pinky managed to grow a Mango tree on his southern most tip of his house..then one day he decides to”re locate” his Mango tree to the “northern tip” of his small house ( because he has plans to make more $$$ from the old mango tree site , as he could “built more things and collect more $$$”.

    Pinky then approach Botak and became “buddy frens”. Pinky then “conveniently assume its ok to relocate his mango tree to this northern end, without any Black / White Legal agreement to “officially” buy the “No man’s land”.

    Unfortunately,..one fine day ,..Botak leased expired ..and another new Tenant came, called Dr M.

    Ghee,…the Mango tree which was “shifted” to the northern end began to “dropped fruits” all over the “No Man’s Land”.

    Dr M complained,…but our Smaller house neighbour told him to “co-operate” or else he “stands to loose”.

    Fed up,..Dr M “planted a stick” ( slightly closer to the smaller house on the no man’s land ).

    Now,..the “arrogant” Pinky “gets Mad” and “wants to go to war” ???

    Who do you think is the “victim” and who is Right or Wrong ?

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  • rukidding:

    Story B

    Again on the “No Man’s land” story….

    Mr Pinky from the smaller house used to “zip in and out” of this “No Man’s Land compound with his Tiny Mini Morris ( like Mr Bean )..so that he could “park” his tiny car via the “No man’s land” into his “side gate compound”…

    It didn’t bother Dr M at first…

    Then,..one fine day, Pinky ( as usual) got “greedy”.

    He “enlarged” ( spent $80k )to this tiny side gate and decides to “park” a BooM Crane inside.

    Lo and behold,..he wanted to install a “auto park” system along.

    However the system need to be installed inside DR M’s compound.

    Dr M says “No”…but Pinky “insist” that the “previous tenant” says “OK” ? ( previous tenant says???…who cares what the previous tenant says )

    Who knows what was “discussed”…then ???

    Physically,…the HUGE BooM Crane’s “Long extended boom” would need to “over hanged” and “extend into Dr M’s compound”.

    Dr M got worried as,… if he had allowed this “height space” to be “hijacked”…he would have “lost privacy” and “future expansion plans”.

    So he says “NO”….sori,..cannot !

    Pinky got angry becaused he already spent $80k on renovating and extending his tiny carpark …so he kpkb.

    He told DrM,..I hope you can come to your senses and co-operate with me,…otherwise you will loose out ???

    What do you think happen next ???

    Was Dr M ,..being “arrogant and wrong”…or was Pinky being “arrogant and snub” ???

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  • rukidding:

    Whose story do you believe ???

    Cynical’s story about the oil price dropping and thus the distraction ??

    Or my story ???

    Its going to be 2019 soon,…are you still a Daft ? and “accepts blindy” all the “shits” that have been “fed to you” ???

    Ya,…mine is “fake news”,….CI’s story is REAL ?

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  • 6.9m or 10m still on ?:

    //Drop the mega port at Tuas,…remain at TG Pagar lah//

    if don’t shift here and shift there. how to grow gdp and convert ‘prime area’ to potential ‘luxury waterfront developments’ and then rent-seek / tax (gdp gdp gdp). it’s all for ownself-check-ownself kaki langs where a portion of their payslips are pegged to leh ? 6.9m or 10m still on ?

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  • rukidding:

    It makes you wonder why they choose to “closed down Payer Lebar (In’t standard )airport to built houses……..and they cannot, instead, do the “reverse” and close down seleter airport to built houses and keep Payer Lebar airport “intact” to accomodate Props and Private jets ???

    Why “throw” $80 million into a project that have “potential risk” and “rejection” from an “uncontrollable” 3rd Party ?

    Why “expand” on seleter airport when you already know airspace or ILS issues and conflicts will most probably arise ( which , they did now )??

    Are our Younger Generation’s “foresight” so “bad” ???

    Or

    Are our Younger Generations “acting arrogant” and are now “taking things for granted that all the things they do,..they are correct ..others are wrong ?…and they must “insist” having it their way..the “Only way” ??

    Maybe,…we may need what Dr M started…”Council of Elders” for more advise on Humility, Considerations and respect for others ???

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  • rukidding:

    Have you ever taken the time to sit down and wonder why was Payer Lebar airport “sacrifice” and “slated” to become another Housing estate ???

    Isn’t the “to be” Bilahari new estate enuff ?

    Our local Birthrate ,TFR has increased meh ???…don’t think so leh ?

    You mean,…MORE ALIENs are being “Planned” and “welcome”???

    Or was it a “political move” to “drown and dilute opponent opportunity”?

    If close down seleter airport and make into another “Coastal waterfront housing” next to Yishuin and Siangkeng…won’t that be an excellent choice ???

    It makes you wonder ????

    Are we mere “political toys and tools”,…being “played” ?

    Are we “expendables Pawns” ???

    Why “do illogical choice” of “sacrificing Payer Lebar” and cannot “sacrifice seletar” ??

    “Stand United” ???…for whose “agenda” ??

    We now always talking “BIG DATA”….I wonder Sinkies ever ,ever bother to THINK for themselves and see the “BIG PICTURE”???

    Are you going to be “inside” this “BIG PICTURE”..”smiling”? ..or become a “old heck ,collecting cardboard beside that BIG Picture”???

    Was there an “sincerity” in those “BIG Plans”???..to “HELP LIFT THE LIVES OF ORDINARY SINKIES”…or was all these “Plans”…”Enriching only a Certain groups” ???

    Please my dear Millimiums …”open your eyes, your minds and see into the future…will your life become better if we continue to allow such “behaviours” ??

    Your Future,…you Decide ???

    But “Think, Google, do research..and be self informed”…don’t follow bindly and listen to “fake news” ( if you understand what I mean )

    GOD Bless,…

    DR M …”do” have an “ace card” with him !

    Dr M, may choose to “drop a Bomb” prior your “erection” campaign !

    Dr M,…”keeps this ace card ,..close to his chest”..

    Good Luck !

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  • Bapak:

    Never had PAP expects BN to lose the last election. Najib will close his eyes & order Civil Aviation M’sia to approve Firefly to relocate to Seletar.

    Why Firefly? Najib kena tipu. PAP very cunny to use Firefly to get CAM to approve. Meaning CAM once approved Firefly’s relocation they (M’sia) officially accepts & allows SG to use JB airspace indefinitely & no claim back of Johore’s airspace. Tun (they dont called him wily fox for nothing) saw true PAP’s cunniness as well as the all out to make money bo chap Najib as trait**. No wonder there was rumour about something behind the scene between the two surfaced in M’sia.

    Look like the zee-saw puzzles are falling in place. The picture is getting clearer. SG no fight against TM & he seldom loses.

    rukidding:
    Why “expand” on seleter airport when you already know airspace or ILS issues and conflicts will most probably arise ( which , they did now )??

    Are our Younger Generation’s “foresight” so “bad” ???

    Or

    Are our Younger Generations “acting arrogant” and are now “taking things for granted that all the things they do,..they are correct ..others are wrong ?…and they must “insist” having it their way..the “Only way” ??

    Maybe,…we may need what Dr M started…”Council of Elders” for more advise on Humility, Considerations and respect for others ???

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  • Bapak:

    I like this parable story of your. Simple & realistic relection of current quarrel.

    But KBW (another wily fox) is so smart to twist the Johore’s Airspace issue as technical excuse to be solved by technical solution. He is definitely not a technical person. How to technically solve the height restrictions where the angle of descent is fixed. Vertical landing, Mr MOT?

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    rukidding:
    Once there was two houses being built side by side.

    In between these two house is a piece of “No Man’s land”

    The house on the Northern direction was “rented” to a Mr Botak for 5 years.

    The smaller house located southwards was “rented” to Pinky ,..also for 5 years.

    Pinky managed to grow a Mango tree on his southern most tip of his house..then one day he decides to”re locate” his Mango tree to the “northern tip” of his small house ( because he has plans to make more $$$ from the old mango tree site , as he could “built more things and collect more $$$”.

    Pinky then approach Botak and became “buddy frens”. Pinky then “conveniently assume its ok to relocate his mango tree to this northern end, without any Black / White Legal agreement to “officially” buy the “No man’s land”.

    Unfortunately,..one fine day ,..Botak leased expired ..and another new Tenant came, called Dr M.

    Ghee,…the Mango tree which was “shifted” to the northern end began to “dropped fruits” all over the “No Man’s Land”.

    Dr M complained,…but our Smaller house neighbour told him to “co-operate” or else he “stands to loose”.

    Fed up,..Dr M “planted a stick” ( slightly closer to the smaller house on the no man’s land ).

    Now,..the “arrogant” Pinky “gets Mad” and “wants to go to war” ???

    Who do you think is the “victim” and who is Right or Wrong ?

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  • rukidding:

    What are the “Missing info” not told to Public ?

    The question we should be asking should probably be :

    a) What type of Category 1,2,3 ILS is to be used ?? Each category has its own design for height limts ,…etc

    b) Why the runway was “extended”..for what “Future intend” ?

    c) What kind of “self imposed” penalty ( maybe even voluntarily put forward a security bond to assure no breach of agreement ? )

    I think ,…would be a best method of “resolving of mis-understandings and mis-trust ?

    I don’t think these are any “New ideals” as these has “always been” our own system all along. ( ie security bond , penalties for breaching, revoking of licences…revoking of rights to operate…etc ) ???

    What do you think ??

    If we want others to Trust us,…there shouldn’t be a problem of “self imposing” a set of rules “tied” to Penalties and Fines and security bonds ..right ??

    No need kpkb ?

    No need get “ordinary folks” to be “involved” or “call for stand united”…right ?

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  • rukidding:

    I am only an old retiree and am “Not paid”,…to think ! ( below my zero scale pay )

    But using some common sense would tell you which task should come first .

    a) “Sink” a sum of $80 million to renovate and then send a letter in 2017 to “get approval” of ils ?

    OR

    b) Get approval of ILS “blessings” first, ( lock it in B/w )…then “invest and throw in the $80 million to renovate ?

    And , ???….we are paying “obscene” salaries to some of our “smartest” ??

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  • rukidding:

    It makes you wonder…what on earth is happening to our “leeders” ???

    If I am not wrong,…it has already been some 10 to 15 years ago that we started to “re-model and re-introduce aeronautical courses” as well as planning the aero hub ideal ,…transforming a once called “Jln Kayu Camp / seletar airport” into “delidicated” use .( rolls royce..etc .)

    And,……WE FORGOT TO “tackle” the “Most Important issue” concerning ILS until now ???

    If it was GKS or even LKY now,….many, many heads would be “rolling off” the grounds !

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  • Only external forces can:

    As a wise man once enlightened you all, domestically, there is no Singaporean who can remove PAP. They are all dominated.
    Only EXTERNAL FORCES can change Singapore.

    And now, you folks are seeing what he meant.

    Hope you all are wiser now.

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  • 【關於】God of No Mercy, KuanYùú:

    WHATSUPP?

    “My baby needs my help, I hear?? I’m ready to rise back up from my tomb to save all of yew, especially from that thorn in my back, pain in my backside, from across the causeway who’s stillbloody healthy and still bloody well alive and kicking at 93 (when I was already called to be with my lord Mr S.A.Tan at only 91!!)

    Just call me on:

    666-666-666 ext 666

    and I will appear before yew, my sweet baby!”

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