Republic of Singapore North?
Regular reader Goondoo shared a radical idea.
“I think the best way to resolve these Chinese dilemma is to let them move en masse to Penang while the Malays, Mamaks and Indians of Penang moved to other part of Malaysia.”
“Apa macam setuju tak dengan cadangan ‘brilliant’ saya ni?”
(original comment here)
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Updated: It’s happened before in Cyprus. The Muslim Cypriots moved from the Greek part of the island to the part of the island under Turkey, and the Christian Cypriots moved in the opposite direction. Population exchange agreement under the United Nations, here.
Update #2: Does Dear Leader think Penang is a separate country. See here, photo (4).
I was looking at Buletin Mutiara just now. The entire magazine is filled with photos of Kim Guan Eng.
To the Chinese, he and DAP can do no wrong.
While other Malaysians are aware that Kim was jailed for sedition – in the course of his political assassination of Rahim Thamby Chik and Umno – the DAPsters still insist he went to prison to defend the honour of a Malay girl.
It just goes to show how far apart is the thinking between the Chinese and the other races.
An example of tidak sehati sejiwa is the former Yugoslavia, which is now several different new countries.
And it’s quite true that Malaysian Chinese are always looking to Singapore in praise and saying why can’t we be more like that southern island republic?
The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu is 1,622km. The distance between Penang and Singapore is only 608km.
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Actually if we look at the map of the world, not all parts of a country need necessarily be contiguous.
When the Indian sub-continent was partitioned by the departing British Raj, they created West Pakistan and East Pakistan (Bangladesh).
Alaska is separated from the main body of the USA, as is their 50th state Hawaii.
Gaza and West Bank do not share a border despite both territories aspiring to form one Palestine.
Greenland, which is a territory of Denmark, is considered to be geographically part of North America.
The United Kingdom has the Falkland Islands which is off the shore of Argentina.
Christmas Island, a non-self governing territory of Australia, is nearer Jawa Indonesia than it is to Australia.
Spain, Portugal and Italy are in continental Europe but they have island possessions.
The Netherlands has several islands in the Caribbean.
Japan has tropical islands administered by a sub-prefecture of Tokyo.
There are many other examples like these from around the world.