Monday 27 January 2014

Oilve… oil or branch?

Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room – the real purpose of America’s resurgence of interest in the ASEAN bloc is to fortify the region as a counterweight against Beijing. 

PM Najib Razak has attached primary importance to Malaysia’s relationship with China, as he looked to Beijing to revive Malaysia's export-oriented economy after the 2008 global financial crisis. 

Sino-Malaysian exchange in areas such as finance, infrastructure development, science and technology, and education have never been higher. 

China has been Malaysia's largest trade partner, with trade figures reaching $90 billion in 2011 while Malaysia is China’s largest trading partner among ASEAN nations. 

Washington’s backing for Malaysia’s US-friendly opposition must be seen in the context of its moves to bolster its military muscle and dominance over the Asia-Pacific region in line with its ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy. 

Malaysia has sovereign rights over the Straits of Malacca, China’s most critical supply routes that transport oil and other materials vital to its continued economic development. 

Aside from its strategic location, Malaysia has a booming economy that averages around 7 percent annual growth, it is the world’s third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after Qatar and Indonesia, and the country has holds over 4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. - Russia Today  

The opinion piece by political analyst Nile Bowie was published in April, 2013. That was almost a year ago. 

Any changes to the game now since the 'proxy dictator' has failed miserably?   

Who is offering whom the olive oil… oops, I mean the olive branch ?  

… and Najib wants the cabinet to discuss the ex-convict's latest play!
"Seeing that it is our initial suggestion that has resurfaced, let me discuss this with the Cabinet. Whatever it is, we want our country to be peaceful" - Najib Razak

p/s One of my former editor, who enjoys fishing, used to say - "Jaga-jaga, dalam kain ada puaka"

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Anonymous said...

It seems reasonable to ask if by this ploy Al-Proxy is purposely distracting us from his upcoming trials for his Lahad Datu treachery?

Anonymous said...

utter madness. with all the lunatics consultants and suck ass government officials, none of them could see the play and ploy by ANUwar.

how much would or had been offered to these stupid goons?

whichever or whatever comes or may comes i wish "selamat" melayu and malaysia. wherever you are.

Anonymous said...

Forget Anwar s n PKR/PR s offers they re trying to dig out of a 'shit hole' they got themselves into...serve em
right !!

The ALLAH Issue s in SELANGOR have put them in a bind.

They must now go to the State Assembly and amend the Enakmen Agama Bukan Islam ( Kawalan Pengembangan DiKalangan Orang Islam) 1988 if they re sincere in their cause in the ALLAH issue.

Failure to do so wil only shows their insincerity thus show it s them who are politicizing the issue and DAPs Sarawak Project will be in jeopardy.

On the other hand if they do go to Assembly and try to amend the Enakmen...they will loose the majority of Muslim/Malay vote in the coming election.

So what he s trying to do now is to eliminate the state crisis by bring it to Federal level in the name of National Reconcilation and Selangor/PR will be save by not having to do anything.

If I were the PM ignore him...instead get BN ADUN to initiate the proposal to amend the Enakmen and that will expose their hipocrsy BIGTIME....