I waited for two days to write this. And now that its confirmed, here I go...
What were some Singapore diplomats doing at Pas Command Center in Kedah yesterday? Its okay to have meetings with Mentri Besar Azizan at his office in Alor Star but to step into Pas Command Center is completely out of context.
What was their motive? They could always turn down the MB's invitation, knowing very well the political sentiment in Malaysia, and also in the Republic.
After all, such an action is against all diplomatic norms.
We welcome the visit by Minister of State (MOS) for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos
Zulkifli for three days in Malaysia. His program includes meetings with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Richard Riot Jaem, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop and also a trip to Kedah and Perlis.
In Kedah, he had meetings with Azizan and Md Isa Sabu in Kangar. He was also scheduled to have and audience with the Raja of Perlis His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin.
But the 'program' went beyond arrangements.
Singapore ruling party PAP has always been associated with Malaysia's opposition DAP. And now that DAP, Pas and PKR are together in the Pakatan Rakyat, I don't think its wise for any diplomats to rub shoulder with them. If they really support the Opposition, better not to make it public.
There were accusations that PAP has been providing political funds to the Opposition, and that the DAP-PAP connection is undeniably making some Umno leaders and members to believe that Singapore do have some 'hands on' in Malaysian politics.
We still cannot accept what former US ambassador to Malaysia John Mallot did in tarnishing the country's good image. It was a blatant act to interfere in a country's politics.
I believe the Singapore High Commission will deny this but we have too many witnesses to testify for this posting.
I do not expect any comment from our government, especially the Foreign Ministry but I do hope Singapore diplomats - and those from other countries - will observe the diplomatic code first before deciding on anything about the host nations.