Sunday, November 05, 2006

Johor Sultan backs Mahathir's Cynic Bridge Project

What? What did he say?

Tear down Causeway!!!

To the shock of the 2,000 people present and hundreds of thousands of viewers at home of the live telecast over RTM 1 and TV3, the Ruler said it was built by colonialists who had used dirty tactics to deceive his ancestors.

He said the building of the Causeway was to deliberately prevent ships from passing local waters, resulting in the development of Keppel Port in Singapore instead.

“The Causeway has to be removed to allow ships to pass,” the Sultan said before launching the multi-billion SJER.

"Causeway tu, bukakan...baru negeri Johor ni maju (the causeway has to be demolished, only then Johor will develop," the Sultan said before launching the project which was televised live.

At this juncture, the audience broke into laughter and applauded.

The Sultan said he would not “give face” (bagi muka) to the foreigners (Mat Sallehs) and urged the people not to hold them in high regard.

He also reminded locals and their children to be wary of them as they were “vultures”.


Whose face is most hurt?

Didn't they said the Sultan Johor ask Mahathir to stop maing noise?

It doesn't looks like it. It is obvious from the latest evidence that the Sultan was upset over the scrapping of the crooked bridge.

I believe the Sultan used this occasion, an occasion that is to parade the Federal govt's effort in supporting Johor's development.

Since the State and Federal govt is planning RM382 billion worth of projects, wouldn't it had delighted the Sultan? Instead, the Sultan wanted the causeway to be demolished. It's like saying: "I don't care the RM382 billion shit; get the causeway out of my way, and I'll be happy."

Is it a slap in the face for Ghani and Pak Lah? They were there to hear him out, face to face.

The Singapore Foreign Ministry described the Sultan's remark as "curious".

A ministry spokesman said in a Channel NewsAsia (CNA) report that Singapore did not believe the call represented the Malaysian government's position.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said:

"I think the most important thing is for us to put the speech and comment in its proper context. I think what is most important is that we must always learn from the lessons of the past and make sure whatever development we are going to undertake will bring benefit to our well-being, for the good of our people."

What is Hamid Albar saying? Don't bother about the remarks? But the remarks is made is such a big occasion; it was intentional!


See Fei said...

The lastest announcement in today papers in little dot is johor is going to set up a no passport-needed area for singapore investors to work and live. It will be interesting to see how all this major projects, claims & counter claims unfold in the future.

O2Deprivation said...

Torn down the bridge? The next thing you would see is thousands of Johorians waiting to torn down the palace.

Despite of the fact that the bridge disrupts progress of Johor' port, they should understand the implication of this to the mass living in Johor. What is a rich Johor government for when Johorians live in poverty?

Another short-sighted leader in action? I would join the laughter if I was there when he delivered the speech.

I am not saying that the little red dot is always right, but at least when they are critizing and responding, they do it the gentleman and logical way. The comments from our fellow Malaysian leaders just make us sound so "retard" every time.

moo_t said...

Torn down the bridge ASAP? ROFL. Still think as 15th century Melacca ruler?
I bet selling all the Johor Sultan belonging will not be enough to cover the losses for 1 week of trade/working hour/delay between Singapore and JB.

Gukita said...

Wakakaka...Lost of trade? Whose trade? The next thing some smart ass will say is `Sultan di gunakan oleh orang tertentu yang tidak berpuas hati dengan keputusan Kerajaan' ..Kahkahkah

Maverick SM said...

Gukita, I just love your humour... LOL!

mmudahlupa said...

I believe that the Sultan of Johor is confused. Support AAB or TDM? i wonder he still bears a grudge against TDM who was instrumental in removing the Malay Sultan’s legal immunity against criminal proceedings which they have been enjoying all this while before the current Sultan of Johor’s assault cases against a golf caddie whom he bashed to death with his golf club when the caddie laughed at the Sultan’s missing a shot ( happened to me once...but my caddie still alive... kakaka) and then another case where a hockey coach and teacher, the late Douglas Gomez died after a beating from the same murderous Sultan Iskandar of Johor! At the same time,the sultan supported the building of the `crooked bridge'.????