BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  Current Affairs  >  Malaysia-Singapore - Frenemies?

Malaysia-Singapore - Frenemies?

Shahriman Lockman

01-Jun-17 08:35

Malaysia-Singapore - Frenemies?

Recently, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia came out to criticise Utusan Malaysia for its stinging editorial on a proposed amendment to Singapore’s Elected Presidency system. The High Commission understood the editorial as suggesting that in Singapore, "meritocracy [is used] as an excuse to discriminate against Malays", that "meritocracy is open to manipulation", and that "Malays [have] become weaker and marginalised from the corridors of power”. Singapore believes that these are “baseless and mischievous allegations”.

Today, we ask what are the core bilateral issues remain between the two countries? And how successive Malaysian administrations have dealt with a relationship that comes with lots of historical baggage.


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  Lee Kuan YewMahathir MihamadNajib RazakAbdullah Ahmad BadawiSingaporeMalaysiaUtusan MalaysiaPulau Batu PutehPedra BrancaPolitics, News, Current Affairs


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Morning Brief

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Izhar Hifnei Ismail, Acting CEO, Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

BBC World Service

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Carmen Lew, Founder, NIUD

11:05 AM

HerVantage

Lisa Surihani, Actress and Entrepreneur

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Bharath Vellore, Provenir’s General Manager for the APAC region

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Izhar Hifnei Ismail, Acting CEO, Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

tbc

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Sustainability Solutions through the Danau Girang Field Centre

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Here’s What You Need To Know About Pituitary Tumours

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture Review

The Sandman

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, dsf.my | Ariff Roose | Richard Bradbury

10:00 PM

The Pulse