Friday, May 23, 2008

Singapore and Malaysia are disputing over this piece of "rock" - Pulau Batu Puteh


...and the winner is...

(result out in a few minutes...)

4.18pm: no final result yet... Malaysia seems to be leading
4:19pm: Orang Laut inhabited Pulau Batu Puteh and Sultan of Johor had authority over them (what about the "rock"?)
4:25pm: no winner yet... the judge is reading from a thick book
4:27pm: The judge now talks about the UK-Dutch border treaty
4:37pm: Singapore claims operation of lighthouse
4:45pm: No result yet - could go either way
4:49pm: everyone in the court looks serious(ly bored?)
5:02pm: the judge is halfway through that judgment book, he reads in a steady pace
5:12pm: the judge ain't reading any faster; but I think I know which side the verdict is going...
5:16pm: "Your Honour, can I just have a quick peek at the end of the book?"
5:20pm: The Malaysian lawyers fixed their glance on something/someone/anything... I wonder what run through their minds now?
5.22pm: It's mind over matter now trying to keep awake
5:26pm: We are close to the peaceful conclusion now...
5:32pm: Let me give you some perspective, the "island" is not even the size of a football pitch
5:41pm: (insert your choice expletives) the rain disrupts the Astro live broadcast!
5:48pm: someone please tell us the verdict.. hang on the transmission returns
5:55pm: Majority vote Singapore as rightful owner
5:56pm: But Pulau Middle Rocks belongs to Malaysia; so both sides win (right?)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Wannabe Economist said...

I somehow just couldnt figure out why two countries located beside each other cannot live in harmony. =/

May 24, 2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger yapthomas said...

i felt that it is just waste of human brain fluid to think and judge who really owns which island..
afterall it is just a small piece of rock!! what can you build on it?
Apartment!

hahaha.. funny lah..

May 25, 2008 2:39 AM  

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