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Johor crown prince puts Singaporean and Malaysian politicians to shame

A maritime dispute has recently broken out between Singapore and Malaysia. Malaysia has also expressed its intent to take back control of its airspace over southern Johor, with Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke citing concerns over sovereignty and national interest. Amidst the squabble between the 2 neighboring countries, one man has stepped up to show the way forward for both …

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Chan warns Malaysia: Risk of escalation cannot be underestimated

Former Army Chief and 2nd Assistant Secretary-General of PAP Chan Chun Sing warned that the "risk of escalation cannot be underestimated" regarding the recent incursion by Malaysian vessels in Singapore waters. Speaking to reporters at a community event yesterday (8 Dec), Chan urged all parties to revert to the "pre-Oct 25 status quo ante for things to calm down". This …

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Singapore has to “now pay the price” over thorny bilateral relations with Malaysia due to Singapore leaders’ rigidity: Former NTUC Income CEO Tan Kin Lian

Singapore has to "pay the price" for frosty bilateral relations with Malaysia, and the consequences will "cost many times more than the money that we should have spent", said Singaporean businessman and former Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Income Tan Kin Lian. In a Facebook post on Friday (7 Dec), Mr Tan wrote, in reference to the recent bilateral disputes …

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Malaysian netizens rebut Singapore’s former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan’s “bogeyman” statement

The "political uncertainty" in Malaysia, following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's return to the premiership post under the Pakatan Harapan coalition, has led to the re-emergence of thorny bilateral relations between the nation and neighbouring Singapore, said Singapore's former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan. The former diplomat wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (4 Dec) that such political uncertainty, as a …

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