Here are a few comments about my post yesterday about the CIA etc by a friend of mine "Sam" - a Melayu and a successful CEO of an oil and gas company. Sam is also a "Gator" - graduate of U of Florida. Bro, at Purdue we knew U of Florida as a 'party school'.
Anyway he says: The global renewal energy and climate change scam will have an end-point. You can only put lipstick on a pig for so long, its still a pig.
Our people, so called intellectuals and policy makers dont really read. All they do is regurgitate mainstream orthodoxy of western socio-politics. Ikut jub_q orang without having their own thinking.
BTW I agree that the US is only interested in its self interest irrespective of who is in charge. Its a superpower doctrine. And the CIA is best at it even when it results in screwing their "partner(s)".
China will also be no different. There is no such thing as a benevolent power. It does not exist.
My Comments :
We cannot be naieve and expect anyone to be benevolent just out of the goodness of their hearts. There is no such thing. We have to keep our eyes open.
But China does have a department somewhere inside their government which studies international perception to China's presence in other peoples' countries. They keep track whether Chinese investors appear arrogant or obnoxious overseas. And how to go about avoiding these type of issues.
For instance there are over 1.0 million Chinese expatriates and investors all over Africa but they hardly stand out. Often not noticeable. They are low key and they go about their business.
There are over 1.0 million Chinese expatriates and investors living and working in Russian Siberia and they hardly stand out either. They are low key and they just go about their business.
In contrast there were hardly a few tens of thousands of mat salleh colonials in Africa (except for 20th century Algeria with two million French and South Africa with four million whites) yet the mat sallehs made themselves highly visible. They could be seen everywhere with their whites only clubs and institutions. The famous Coliseum in KL was a whites only joint. So were many restaurants, hotels and swimming pools throughout Malaya. The few whites really made their presence felt.
In Singapore the Chinese from the mainland create problems when they chain their bicycles to a lamp-post or along a sidewalk. Some have been found crapping on the grass and their kids piss in styrofoam cups at the McDonalds. But that is not arrogance, just the old Cina-bukit behaviour.
My friend Sam also sent me the following graphics. This is about Top 10 global FDI flow countries. In 2021 and 2022 Singapore was No. 3 after USA and China.
This chart goes back to 2012. Malaysia is nowhere in the Top 10 for the past TEN YEARS !!
Folks you know what I am thinking ? I think someday a Bangla grass-cutter will become prime minister of Malaysia.