Just woke up from an 'AAB' ;-) and read the following from Bernama - June 14, 2008 20:42 PM
Singing Of 'Negaraku' Accompanies Flag Raising On Middle Rocks
MIDDLE ROCKS (Johor), June 14 (Bernama) -- For the first time, the 'Jalur Gemilang' was officially hoisted on Middle Rocks to the strains of 'Negaraku' Saturday, signifying Malaysia's sovereignty on the outcrop located in the strategic shipping passage.
In a brief but symbolic ceremony, the flag was raised at 11.40am by Datuk Muhammad Hatta Abdul Aziz, secretary of the National Security Council under the Prime Minister's Department.
"Following the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that the Middle Rocks is ours, we must take steps to strengthen sovereignty.
"The ceremony is a move to ensure that there is no dispute in the future," he told reporters here.
On May 23, the ICJ decision ended the years-long dispute between Malaysia and Singapore, with a ruling that Middle Rocks was Malaysia's while Singapore had sovereignty over Batu Puteh. For South Ledge, the court ruled that it belonged to the country in the territorial waters where the feature was located.
Saturday's ceremony was also to mark the end of mapping and survey works by the Survey and Mapping Department from June 4-12.
Let me ask you - What f* dispute will there be in the future that Muhammad Hatta has alluded to? Hasn't the ICJ passed a ruling on Malaysia's sovereighty on the Middle Rocks?
More importantly, in the current strained economic circumstances for the rakyat, we need to ask - Hasn't his action been a bloody waste of public funds, to crow over an issue that we had overall already lost bloody badly to Singapore?
Shouldn't the bloody government change its bloody profligate 'lifesyle' and bloody stop squandering public funds in such stupid meaningless hollow (not hallow) gestures?