September 14th, 2005 by Hafiz Noor Shams
We have Brunei, the whole Sumatra island and a couple of southern Thai states incorporated into Malaysian Federation. Thus, only a piece of land remains – Singapore, Singapura in Malay or Temasek as it was known in not-so-ancient time.
We’ll start with a re-invitation into the Federation. The Lee royal family – hey, Singapore is run by the Lees – will most likely reject the offer. Upon rejection, we’ll move swiftly to plan B.
Plan B is the Kra Canal. We’ll cut through the Kra isthmus just for the sake of annoying the people living on an island drinking you know what. Of course, Malaysian ports will suffer what Singaporean port will do – decline of ships calling for port. However, we’ll have new port at Kra. That new port will be the new Singapore. So, Malaysia can afford to see Klang and other ports to slowly degrade into relatively unimportance. Singapore, unfortunately, cannot. Their economy will suffer a large dent or two as Singapore loses its entrepot status.
Nevertheless, Singaporeans are resourceful people. I can personally guarantee you that. As such, I’m sure they will think of something to rejuvenate their disturbed economy. I’ve read somewhere that they are going into biotechology. Furthermore, they have a strong tertiary institutions. That itself may make Singapore into a world-class learning center, based on kiasuism.
Regardless, after the opening of Kra Canal, the Federation should offer its gate to Singapore once again. This time, the Federation has truly the upper hand. If they refuse, then there is only one option left – plan C. That’s invasion.
This war will be the war to end all wars. It will be the finale of Mahathir versus Lee Kuan Yew, UMNO versus PAP, Xia Xue versus ShaolinTiger (or not); you name it. It’s the event that we all have been waiting for since 1965. It’s Bolehland versus Kiasuland, round nth!
So, assuming Brunei ascends into Malaysia, along with annexation of Sumatra and several southern Malay Thai states’ decision to join the Federation, before Singapore:
Assuming Malaysian victory, entirely dependent on our boleh spirit:
Somehow, this map doesn’t give the satisfaction of occupying Singapore. I wonder why?
Maybe it’s not worth running over Singapore. I mean, you can’t even see that island on the map. Maybe, we should go for a larger prize.
Australia is fun!