KUALA LUMPUR: I refer the story below from Bernama. It seems that we are still unsure about having Uncle Sam patrolling the straits that we need to call on Korea and Japan to get involved. This of course begs the question why we are not getting the Chinese to help out.
Anyways does that mean that we remained incapable of protecting our borders or these is just diplomacy to the extreme? I sincerely hope this does not mean a rash of donations of old patrol boats from Japan and Korea. We have enough of their old fire engines in our backyard already….
Malaysia Wants Japan & Korea To Ensure Safety Of Straits Of Melaka
SINGAPORE, July 24 (Bernama) — Malaysia has called on Asean dialogue partners Korea and Japan to play a constructive role in ensuring that the Straits of Melaka as a safe international passage.
In making the call during the Asean and its partners meeting of the 41st Asean Ministerial Meeting here today, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim expressed the need for the two countries to continuously play a role in a safe and congenial atmosphere for the straits.
The roles that Korea and Japan could play are many, and it included the upkeep of the safety elements of the Straits of Melaka and the early tsunami warning system, he told reporters after the ministerial meeting and other side meetings here Wednesday.
“These are some of the matters we put forward to both Korea and Japan so that they can play their role because they are technologically well-advanced,” he said.
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