by Ganesh Sahathevan
ABC TV reported on Sunday 7 August an incident on or about 31 August 2015 whenMalaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency(Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia) officers removed a Malaysian flag that had been planted on Luconia Shoals by Australian marine archaeologist Hans Berekoven.
By doing so the Malaysian Government has signalled that it will not enforce its hitherto exclusive right to administer and enjoy the economic zone on and around Luconia Shoal. Given that China has been asserting what it says is its right to the shoal (and the entire South China Sea) ,it follows that China can now enjoy equal if not greater right to the shoal and the surrounding economic zone.
General Tan Sri Aziz Zainal Jailing Will Cost Voters -Consequences of Malaysia’s unprecedented jailing of a former Chief of Army and Chief Of Armed Forces
Malay political and cultural reality dictates that regardless of the merits of the charges against him, General Aziz will be seen by his men to have been humiliated by a Government that has been slow to move on far larger cases of corruption like 1 MDB.
His troops will draw parallels between the treatment of their chief (it matters not that he has retired) and Jho Low of 1 MDB infamy.Questions will also be asked about Riza Aziz , PM Najib’s step-son who is said to have directly benefited from Jho Low’s theft.