Heb probably said to himself "what do they know (us)they are just a bunch of country bumpkins what would they know!"
"Friendly" Malaysian government will allow Singapore to have an "easy peachy"
negotiation bliss when dealing with Malaysia. Imagine we will be tricked or bullied into submission into giving Singapore the rights to have a pipeline to channel water from Tasek Kenyir to Singapore?!!! Just an example.
I am not saying present or past Malaysian governments have been unfriendly or belligerent toward Singapore interest, I am saying when Tun Mahathir Mohamed was the prime minister he gave Singapore a lot of advise and wisdom on why being kiasu is not part of any diplomatic negotiating tactic!
The recent Permatang Pauh parliamentry by- election, which saw Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim being voted in as the MP, was a much invested and much anticipated event by many countries with vested interest in Malaysia. The US Embassy sent its diplomats to "oversee" the election to ensure it is being held without hindrance. Singapore High Commission also sent its diplomats.
The thing is can we try to imagine of any Malaysian diplomat to travel in a diplomatic vehicles in plain view to "oversee" any by-elections in that island republic? I doubt it, we will probably have to ask for permission from the foreign ministry and when allowed we will be accompanied by special branch officers so we will not inadvertently veered out of the way too far from the permissible parameter of the "by-elections".
Well, several Singapore diplomats were seen at Permatang Pauh and chauffeured driven in their diplomatic registered vehicle without care or having to bother to realise they may have just broke diplomatic protocol agreed upon by both countries?! This I think Wisma Putra has to look into, or do we have the political will to do it? I somehow doubt our capability to fight for our sovereignty and dignity as a country. This is my thought on the matter.
Finally, al I am saying is that if Pakatan Rakyat were to form a government it will be more apt to be bullied into submission by the more aggressive Singapore's PAP.
The way I see it if Pakatan Rakyat were to form a government relationship between the two countries, and in a criminal parlance if I may if they were both hardcore convicts in prison, Malaysia will always be the BITCH! And S'pore the DOMINANT partner!