Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thick-skin Malaysians!

Singapore's senior diplomat Bilahari Kausikan is in Kuala Lumpur for an official meeting. We received him like hero, easily forgetting what he and his colleagues at the Republic's Foreign Ministry had said about Malaysia, that this country and its leaders are bad.

Our officials sat down with him at the same table, making him felt much 'at home'. We provided him with a six-star lodging and treatment. The whole country lost its dignity to this one guy who buried his head in the sand and exposing his ass - the best way to face the truth.

Our reporters attending the meeting cornered him about what he said about Malaysia as exposed by Wikileaks. But he refused comment, neither admitting nor denying it. The only thing he said was 'there is not point to talk about it...' Fine!

Malaysians are nice people, actually. No matter what Singapore and its leaders did and said meant nothing. And I personally think its good to be thick-skin. Our leaders are... and our diplomats are too!

But read what blogger Art Harun wrote to Singapore's Mentor Minister Lee Kuan Yew. I respect his personal view about the whole affair, about his opinion for the stinging remarks about Malaysia made by Singapore diplomats.

At least Art Harun is sincere, hiding nothing under his 'supposed to be thick-skin'. Our diplomats are cool people, it seem. Our leaders, too will do nothing should Singapore jet fighter 'accidently' drops a bomb in Johor or firing at our fishermen.

He said:

If what was reportedly said by you and your colleagues about my country and our leaders was in fact said by you and your colleagues, than I just have one word to say to you and your colleagues. Buzz off! (Well, they are two words actually, but I don’t give a hoot!)

I am not bothered by what you and your colleagues think about my country or my leaders simply because I have always known that you and your government have always suffered from chronic and almost incorrigible Napoleon Complex (to borrow a phrase from Mariah Carey’s song about someone who has a small appendage).

I wonder what happens to some of our 'patriotic' and 'nationalistic' organisations like Perkasa, Umno Youth and others for staying away from this issue...



20 comments:

underskin said...

thick skin, yes we are for sitting down with people who had badmouthed us.

dont talk dignity, jai. our leaders got none!

thats part of the reasons why our diplomats are just a bunch of fools anywhere they are stationed!

i think you know better...

onion said...

NOT ALL MALAYSIANS, PLSE!

ONLY OUR LEADERS AND OUR NEGOTIATORS. THEY HAVE NO DIGNITY NOR MORAL!

haji 60 sen said...

apa nak dimalukan. kan ke pemimpin kita jenis tak tau malu jugak! dah terang2 si berok ni mengata dan menghina kita, kita sanggup lagi terima dan dngar kelentong dia pasal tanah KTM di tg pagar.

lepas ni apa pulak la diorang nak kata.

tapi jangan bimbang. macam kau kata, kulit kita dah tebal sangat dah, takkan terasa apa2 pun.

kulit kerbau pun lebih nipis daripada kulit kita.

Anonymous said...

why didnt the singapore govt sack or issue warning to people like kausicunt?

the answer is simple - their leaders like it!

que sera said...

singapore leaders are more thick-skin... pretending nothing happened!

karipuley said...

i agree with art harun - malaysia can survive without singapore but can they survive without malaysia?

hit em harder, harun!

bkt angkasa said...

betul la.

mana pegi perkasa dan pemuda umno kali ni?

kalau tak, dalam isu semacam ini, merekalah yang mula melatah dulu dan anjur tunjuk perasaan.

agaknya dah tumpul dah!!!! baik kj, baik brahim ali

Anonymous said...

kulit najib memang dah lama tebal. sebab tu biar je bini campur tangan hal kerajaan. dah tak heran dah!

kaniney said...

ramai yang dah kena tampal kulit babi, sebab tu tak melawan pun. nanti esok diorang buang taik kat muka kita lak... diam le jugak gamaknya!

Anonymous said...

kat malaysia ni memang ramai yang muka tebal, bang.

pm muka tebal sebab biarkan isteri bermaharajalela.

muhyidin pun muka tebal sebab buat dono je kesilapan yang dibuat masa jadi menteri besar dulu

hisham lagi lak muka tebal, mulut pun tebal asyik berbohong.

ramai lagi la yang muka tebal ni.

pembangkang pun sama. muka anwar lagi la tebal sebab tak tau malu!

biol said...

better become thick skin than no skin at all!

virus said...

mana nak cari orang macam malaysia. bertolak ansur, sanggup bagi wilayah dia pada singapura, biarkan jet singapura masuk ruang udara johor dengan bebas, biarkan harga air ke sana dengan kadar paling murah di dunia, biarkan mereka 'beli' iskandar malaysia, dll.

yob lekior said...

its ok la jai.

but the next he comes, give him an instant PR.


he he he he he he

Anonymous said...

Namawee dalam negara pun tak tahu macamana nak urus ... org luar negara tu lagi nak tak tahu.

Pemuda tu tengak JOM ... kita telur ... yg dapat dari majlis perkahwinan yg dihadiri.

Perkasa ... nak jadi perkasam ... sonyap jo

DSNTR patut rombak kabinet ASAP ... sebelum rakyat masukkam semua dalam cabinet kat dapor tu lepas PRU13

Anonymous said...

bravo art harun!

u really got to his nerves

heck-heck said...

whatever it is, singapore is our most important partner and neighbor. what the 3 diplomats said did not represent the view of singaporeans, so we better keep the issue low

Anonymous said...

oit!

not all malaysians, pls!

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is about being thick-skinned. It's about being gracious. People can say what they want about us, but to stoop to their level is never a good move.

Treating people who badmouthed us well is a greater way of showing our graciousness and civility.

Anonymous said...

Saudara pembaca,
Memang kalau sekali fikir, bagus juga bagi penampar dekat diplomat & pemimpin celepur di Singapura tu!
Tapi dua kali fikir mengapa layan orang seperti itu dan turunkan taraf kita serendah mereka?
Sekiranya mereka rasa diri terlampau bagus, apa perlu mereka memperkecil-kecilkan orang lain termasuk negara yang telah maju seperti Jepun?
Sebenar-benarnya mereka yang rasa 'kecil' dan cuba melindungi rasa rendah diri sendiri dengan menjadi 'offensive' Betul kata saudara Jailani, 'bolehkah Singapura hidup tanpa Malaysia? Saya yakin Mlaysia ok sahaja tanpa 'the little red dot'!
Tapi memang saya marah dengan sikap 'lemah' pemimpin negara kita dalam mempertahankan hal-hal berkaitan dengan kepentingan negara. Contoh yang paling klasik ialah kehilangan Pulau Batu Putih.
Pada saya peristiwa ini dan beberapa peristiwa lain yang merobek hati nurani rakyat Malaysia merupakan sejarah hitam kepada negara.
Pemimpin yang bertanggungjawab menyebabkan hilang maruah kita, jangan diberi walaupun satu pun undi!

Warga Setia

Anonymous said...

No need to sink to their low standards of graciousness.

But the wikileaks exposure will remind Najib NOT to be lulled by their trained diplomacy.

For every sweet word they expressed, just look at it as a candy-coated poison.

Drive a hard bargain with these hypocrites.