"Lee Kuan Yew
Stirring hornet’s nest
His remarks evoke strong KL reaction and revive issues of ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ and race conflict in Malaysia. Littlespeck.
Sep 23, 2006
Singapore: Mr. Lee Kuan Yew said in an interview, "Our neighbours both have problems with their Chinese. They are successful. They are hardworking and therefore they are systemically marginalised. Indonesia and Malaysia want Singapore, to put it simply, to be like their Chinese – compliant.
We need a government (in Singapore) that will have the gumption and skill to say ‘no’ to our neighbours in a very quiet and polite way that doesn’t provoke them into doing something silly."
Calling the comment ‘naughty’, DPM Najib bin Razak said, "Malaysia does not practise a policy of blocking opportunities for non-bumiputras to progress further…
“I do not know his real motive but.. it is a comment that we can do without and is not appreciated at all. It is not accurate, has political impact and is very misleading.” "
As quoted by http://www.littlespeck.com/
I think that…once a person steps into the political scene with a passion, he will follow the trends of politics to his grave. These two are major builders of their respective countries for more than half their life. They have been allies, schoolmates, and loggerheads with each other. Now both are more or less retired, but still active in the political scene…Why? To my view, as long as both old men are alive, both will not rest until the other is safely in his grave. Old MM once said that as long as he is alive, he will play a part in the political welfare of his ward till his dying day. Why take the trouble? Why can’t the two old men just sit back and watch the future progress like a reality TV show? Why can’t they just release their hands and let the younger ones fend for themselves? It’s the best way for any youngster to learn to survive. I understand both old Men had taste the bitterness of life, survived with a few scars, but lived to tell the tale. It’s time they let the younger generation take the beating and scars. They should find a nice corner where they can continue the battle just between the two of them, over a game of Chess perhaps. Two old Men who can’t let go of the past and embrace the future, who will ever be in a battle of political wits and ideas, just as long as they do not string in "Sun Tze’s Art of War" along in their battle…I’ll be buying lottery!
My Rant on politics thus end here..for now..