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    Default Do you think our neighbours are getting out of hand?

    1st is thailand...now indonesia, ban sales of sand and now want to follow thai's style...buying back telco from temasek. Aren't we the 1st to respond to them after tusnami..help them build improvise jetty so others can transport aid to the affected areas...gave them $$ for reconstruction?

    "give the dog food but bite ur hand instead"

    Lucky we are strong enough to fend ourselves in terms of economy... if not ALL singa must kneel down to beg our neighbours for food. One thing is we have strong govt lah.

    So which neighbouring nation is next? like that what's the pt of forming ASEAN? For WaYaNg?
    Last edited by damienster; 20th February 2007 at 12:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Do you think our neighbours are getting out of hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by damienster View Post
    1st is thailand...now indonesia, ban sales of sand and now want to follow thai's style...buying back telco from temasek. Aren't we the 1st to respond to them after tusnami..help them build improvise jetty so others can transport aid to the affected areas...gave them $$ for reconstruction?

    "give the dog food but bite ur hand instead"

    Lucky we are strong enough to fend ourselves in terms of economy... if not ALL singa must kneel down to beg our neighbours for food. One thing is we have strong govt lah.
    leave it to our leaders.. it is their job.

    for us, we enjoy Lunar New Year... eat and play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damienster View Post
    1st is thailand...now indonesia, ban sales of sand and now want to follow thai's style...buying back telco from temasek. Aren't we the 1st to respond to them after tusnami..help them build improvise jetty so others can transport aid to the affected areas...gave them $$ for reconstruction?

    You forgotten about malaysia.
    Dr. M keeps provoke Singapore with his merciless remarks.
    And now want msia to engage the water talks.

    Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia all buey song with our little red dot.


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    In a twisted way, we are victims of our own success.

    These damned politicians have to explain to their people why a tiny, insignificant island with no natural resources, can outperform their own countries in so many areas.

    And in order to placate the people and keep their own seats in govt, they simply use the oldest trick they have - that is to appeal to the nationalistic feelings of the masses and shift responsibility for all their woes to external factors/countries.

    And what better scapegoat in the region than us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbesyeo View Post
    And what better scapegoat in the region than us?
    Ironically, we're importing them to local firms for work and jobs.

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    maybe just red-eye lor....red eye see anything of course red dot...

    then again, we are small, so can concentrate better on our nation building.

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    Default Re: Do you think our neighbours are getting out of hand?

    For the Thais, of course they feel not shiok when our minister welcome Mr Taksin (which is a wanted person in Thailand). And somemore the telco used to be owned by Mr Taksin and Singapore bought it over.
    Why our minister welcome Mr Taksin in the first place? Now that minister dun even dare to say a single word liao? Why?

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    "No people like to be told by their neighbours, particularly a smaller one, what they should do about their leaders." - quoted from our dear MM book - LKY at 80

    Think this also applies to success. No countries like to be out do by a smaller neighbouring country, particularly a smaller one, so much smaller that the little red dot on the map representing the country itself seems to be too big for it. Haiz what shall we do? Little red dot too striking in the map liao.......must paint ourselve green to camo.

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    Don't be too quick to judge. Like raincool said, its up to our leaders. Its their job. IT takes both hands to clap. FOR EXAMPLE, our neighbours around us aren't JUST treating us this way because of their own insecurities, jealousy, but rather our leader's somewhat blatant arrogance and ignorance to issues sensitive to our neighbours.

    I would agree along the lines of HobbesYeo, with the following sentiments on the issue.

    Shincorp is Thailand's national asset. Anyone in the right political sensitivity would know that you DON'T just BUY OVER a countries national asset. How would you guys feel if say, the USA bought over Singtel, or say, Temasek Holdings? Loss of national identity leh. The same goes for the sand. In Malaysian/Indonesian sentiments, buying sand over the long term is like buying the very blood/soil of the nation, and it is a sensitive subject.

    Thats just one "thought" I have in mind. If you don't agree with me, buy a newspaper in these respective countries, and you'll see of how our neighbours think of us in their own light.

    These issues run deeper than just our neighbours being buay song with Singapore. Both sides must be doing something wrong, or playing this the way they want to, so that the people of our/their own country will think EXACTLY like the thread starter has, and those that have said "Singapore very good, but neighbours buay song"

    Remember - this is politics. You want a good business deal at the end of the day while sacrificing morals and emotional issues, and at the same time, covering your arse to make your own country look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy View Post
    For the Thais, of course they feel not shiok when our minister welcome Mr Taksin (which is a wanted person in Thailand). And somemore the telco used to be owned by Mr Taksin and Singapore bought it over.
    Why our minister welcome Mr Taksin in the first place? Now that minister dun even dare to say a single word liao? Why?
    pls loh, they nv say he was a wanted man in the 1st place loh, somemore pple come here for private meeting and bak bu teh session only wat. In the first place they should know that he was a business man be joining politics and selling of own asset to me dun seem to have any thing to do with the govt unless it is state own. The excuse they give is rather lame loh they make call, call route to us, secret base intercept while call is routed back to them......might as well say, their vip start his car engine, gps device in car send signal to sat, sat signal boardcast to us, secret service ambush and kill that vip which gave the theory that call will be intercepted by us

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