Wednesday, October 04, 2006

MM Lee's apology: Icy response from Malaysian government...

Putrajaya (Reuters) -

Malaysia's prime minister gave an icy response on Tuesday to an apology by former Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew, who had upset the country by criticising its race relations.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had received Lee's written apology but declined to say whether he accepted it and instead repeated his objections to Lee's original comments.
(Read on...)


Dear friends,

As highlighted by (Seah Chiang Nee), the response from Malaysians (esply Chinese) were mixed or even positive although the official response from the Malaysian government was understandably icy.

Gauging from the reactions and comments ( albeit selected excerpts) across the causeway, MM Lee appears to be seen as some sort of a champion or a master strategist who can tip the balance of Malaysian politics in favour of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian PM.

Very interesting.


Dr.Huang Shoou Chyuan

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