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Of China, the United States and Malaysia

September 13, 2017

Malaysians should have a say in the country's involvement with international powerhouses like the US and China.


malaysiachinausBy TK Chua

As a citizen, I take it as my duty;

To highlight events that seem crabby;

If you disagree, please don’t laugh at my naivety;

For I am only a novice in international politics.

China’s intrusion into the South China Sea;

Its massive investments in Malaysia are clear for all to see;

From railroads, seaports, gateways and forest cities;

It seems like China is helping Malaysia for the next century.

Never mind about DoJ, 1MDB and their controversies;

Malaysia is off to the US to do the courtship;

Buying planes and financing US infrastructure;

Malaysia is like a frantic suitor.

What baloney;

It seems like the US is being rewarded for conceding the South China Sea;

There must be reasons why Malaysia is ever ready to appease;

A superpower that has lost its lustre and can hardly keep the peace.

We were told loans and investments from China are essential;

It is for Malaysia a game changer;

But we are now pouring billions into US infrastructure;

China financing Malaysia and Malaysia financing US infrastructure?

Boeing and GE are now MAS’ darlings;

Buy, buy, buy, and more buying;

Never mind MAS is still groping and stabilising;

Never mind we need reciprocity in trade dealings.

It seems Malaysia is now at the world stage;

From China, the US, North Korea to Daesh, IS, Al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf we play;

Into their hands or into our plans we play?

I think ultimately we Malaysians must have a say.

TK Chua is an FMT reader.

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