I’m revisiting this topic after months, and for one reason only. To tell those of you who DON’T read the papers, (I still do, albeit electronic ones), that the decision on the ownership of Pulau Batu Puteh will be announced tomorrow.
Now every country would fight tooth and nail for what it considers its territory, but I kinda get the feeling that the Singaporeans have put it to strategic use over the years. I mean military.
However, the Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Horsburgh and South Ledge is closer to Malaysian shores and that has been the Malaysian legal team’s main contention over at The Hague.
Wrote more about this in November last year.
The photoshopped picture that was tendered as pictorial evidence to support the Malaysian claim, was found out by blogger Simply Jean. What ensued was a storm in the blogoshere teacup.
Let’s hope that stupid move doesn’t hurt our chances.
I just wished Eddie Toh of Sophie’s World was around to see the judgment. He blogged a lot about this issue. Sadly this blogger went to meet his maker unexpectedly on March 30.
Rest in Peace, Man.