Thursday, January 22, 2015
Johor land reclaimation: Geopolitically significant
The Singapore authorities simply by avoiding any welcome noises is telling us the government is quite unhappy. In fact these developments had caught us by surprise. We do not see what the Johoreans are doing to be friendly.
There are larger issues at stake here which are geopolitical. Our neighbors will never give up trying to supplant us. The hard truth for us is that peace and cooperation in reality is just another form of war that is much preferable to shooting at each other. Just adapting from Clausewitz and Sun Zi OK. Unfortunately the man in the street is unable to grasp this.
I don't understand the near by proposed oil and gas hub next to Forest City. It is a stupid idea. Who would want to pay up for resort living and see the ugly oil tanks when they open their windows or sit at their balconies?
Anyway I wouldn't be surprised if these projects flopped. All these are small problems when I ponder over our weakening leadership.
Posted by PengYou at 9:58 AM