Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Susilo: Mark Of A True Statesman

Hantu Laut

That's it, a mark of a true statesman. Thank you Susilo for your apology.

If it has come earlier, there won't be many angry Malaysians and Singaporeans.

That's the way it should be, as responsible neighbour we apologise if the mistake is ours, not insult our innocent neighbours who have to bear the brunt of our mistake.

You need to teach your Minister for People Welfare Agung Laksono tact and diplomacy. He behaved like a village tyrant.

I could not link the article on Susilo's apology, the full text below

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologized Monday to Singapore andMalaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.
"For what is happening, as the president, I apologize to our brothers in Singapore and Malaysia," Yudhoyono said. He asked for their understanding and said Indonesia is working hard to fight the fires, which are often set by farmers to clear fields.
Jakarta dispatched planes and helicopters last week to battle the blazes in peat swamp forests as well as plantations in Riau province on Sumatra island, where the smoke easily drifts across the sea to the two neighboring countries.
Speaking at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting to discuss the issue, Yudhoyono said he has ordered an investigation of the fires.
"There should be a thorough investigation. In my analysis, there are both natural and human factors," he said, adding that the wind direction has caused the smoke to concentrate in Singapore and Malaysia.
Malaysian declared a state of emergency on Sunday in a district where the haze triggered one of the country's worst pollution levels, while Singapore has urged people to remain indoors due to "hazardous" levels of pollution.
Last week, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono slammed critical comments by Singaporean officials about the haze, saying they should have been conveyed through diplomatic channels instead of publicly.
"Singapore should not act like children, making all that noise," he said. 
Also Monday, Minister of Transportation Evert Ernest Mangindaan warned all airlines about dangerous flying conditions in Jambi, Riau and Bengkulu because of the haze.
He said any aircraft flying in the areas must first obtain permission from Air Traffic Control. Yahoo.


Pruple Haze said...

It happens every year, but some years worse haze than others.

Kaching $ Kaching $

Anonymous said...

He's going to be alone there.

Just not long before his foreign minister said they are not apologizing.

Besides the usual Indonesian attitude against Malaysia, which makes this move by him a betrayal, they're also pissed off their government raised the price of petrol.

Anonymous said...

That is what Asian Values is all about. Apologise and then go on to do what you like.

Anonymous said...

kit siang should buy insurance for his voice without it he's nothing

Anonymous said...

oh and kit siang must also buy a mask for others' safety from extreme shock on seeing his face

Anonymous said...

yes,a good idea, invade sumatra, not only the haze problem will be solve,it will also increase the malay majority by leap and bound. politically we dont have to be afraid of the other races taking over our country anymore forever.bingo.

Anonymous said...

Kit never was an important guy even in Asia. He was never invited to any official any goodwill visits either to China, Japan, Indonesia, India nor Singapore and Taiwan. So it is safe to say that Kit has no inter nation diplomacy skill at all.
We have a kampong saying, 'Kit is not even a village shaman who were (at least)known far and wide. He is just a nobody whose dream of being the DPM of Malaysian was shattered in GE13". Tsk, tsk.

Anonymous said...

the problem with Najib is see nothing, do nothing and says nothing until bik mama wakes him up !!

Anonymous said...

Stupid old, kiasu and hamsap lim kit siang. I pray he will soon die and the right place to put him is in hell.

Anonymous said...

I thought there was an article praising Susilo Bambang for apologizing to Malaysia and Singapore, why di you take it off?

Gram Kong said...

Anonymous 11.17am,

I am as puzzled as you are. The article went missing by itself. I have looked in all my boxes, but could not find it. I hope my blog has not been hacked.Anyway, I am still trying.

Anonymous said...

Javanese are famous for their humble character. An example to our PM and DPM wannabe.