Wednesday, August 29, 2007

M' sia loses hearts, minds even among Indons

In a not really that subtle public statement made in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia's president Susilo Bambang questions the "personality" of the Malaysian authorities for their lack of readiness to apologise (for a wrong one has done). It is, in fact, another or more diplomatic or more Asian way of expressing what a former Australian prime minister Paul Keating conceptualised or articulated as "recalcitrant".

Progresses in post-1998 Republic of Indonesia

5 Comments:

Blogger behsaikong said...

Arrogance drives away friends and neighbours. Malaysia's government is arrogant in its arbitrary actions against its own people. No reason needs to be given, no explanation, certainly no apology. It seems now that same arrogance is also applied to countries. If this goes on, we will have no more friends. More importantly, the question we need to ask is what is the basis of this arrogance? Is it the overwhelming parliamentary majority given to BN? Is it a perception of economic success over other nations' economic progress? Or is it in fact an inferiority complex?

Is this the reason why when apologies are made, as in the case of Christian leaders accepting Makkal Osai's apologies, this government cannot appreciate and understand it but instead take action and insist on its pound of flesh?

4:26 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

they think the whole world and entire history owe them something.

5:22 PM  
Blogger whisperingshout said...

Another news blackout-ed in bolehland.

The referee suffered broken ribs, swollen testicles, among others. Happened last week. He was attacked, handcuffed and brought to a police station where more damages were inflicted. The indonesian team has withdrawn in protest.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Ivan said...

Big bully attitude. The sad part is that everyone is following it, from govt bodies down to individuals.

9:41 PM  
Blogger yok hoong said...

more importantly, gotta question on the behaviour (rather violent one) exhibited by the law enforcers. what has become of our law enforcers' discipline? are they committed to uphold the country's law without fear and favour and equally to everyone regardless of affiliation and political inclination?
this violent incident is an eye opener and the government will have abdicated its responsibility to govern if it sweeps it under the carpet.

12:45 AM  

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