Beijing is militarizing the South China Sea, says Washington — Forbes
Beijing has put advanced surface-to-air missiles on one of the Paracels islands, said a report in Forbes yesterday quoting Washington.
China will come close to covering the entire South China Sea once she places SAMs on the Spratlys, added the Forbes‘ writer.
The various claims by Beijing on South China Sea islands and their surrounding waters is a point of dispute with several Asian countries, including Malaysia.
One of the regular commenters ‘drinho’ left the following interesting view on my blog @ 2016/02/19 at 8:47 am. He said:
“Malaysians have to accept the fact that China is coming to Malaysia in a big way. In fact, China is Malaysia’s largest trading partner. This trend will continue in the years to come.
“Shouldn’t the Malays be worried? Having to face the influence of the local Chinese and foreign Chinaman?”
BELOW: Map shows how a large percentage of the world population comprises Chinese and Indians
Is Ola Bola softly political? Hell ya
Another commenter Orang Perlis cannot believe that I linked Ola Bola to politics.
When 95 percent of the Chinese population is anti-government, then I believe that their attitude should be examined.
Their anti-establishment sentiment led them to jeer Lee Chong Wei solely on account of his perceived chumminess with Rosmah who is the Badminton Association patron.
In other words, the Chinese are anti-Lee (Malaysia’s No.1 badminton player) and refuse to support our national squad. They choose instead to cheer for the arch rival Lin Dan who is China Olympic champ.
In a badminton match where Malaysia plays China, the Malaysian Chinese audience will root for the China player to win.
I believe that Ola Bola should also be examined in the light of this kind of animus among local Chinese.