Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen: ‘Take a few breaths and give Dr Mahathir the respect that he is due, don’t jump up & down each time he speaks’

Jul 16, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

"I'm not sure that I need to give a response because Dr Mahathir wasn't talking to us… so we should just take it at face value." — Ng Eng Hen

While former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ruffled more than a few feathers recently by saying that Johor once owned Singapore and that Johor should claim it and return it to Malaysia, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen refused to be baited.

** In an interview on Thursday (June 30), Dr Ng said, “If you want to jump up & down each time Dr Mahathir speaks, then you will be jumping like a jumping bean.” **

In answer to a question about the former Malaysian PM’s recent remarks, he said he wasn’t sure a response was even needed “because Dr Mahathir wasn’t talking to us.”

The Straits Times quotes him as saying, “You have to take a few breaths and give him the respect that he is due. He says it for different audiences, and he himself said that those comments were not for us, so we should just take it at face value.”

Dr Mahathir made these remarks in Selangor on June 19 at an event put together by a number of non-governmental organisations titled Aku Melayu: Survival Bermula (I am Malay: Survival Begins).

At one point, he said that Malaysia should also get back the Riau Islands, “as they are Tanah Melayu (Malay land).”

In his speech, he also wondered “whether the Malay Peninsula will belong to someone else in the future.”

Dr Ng’s remarks have been praised online.

“Great reply Mr. Ng,” one wrote.

Others expressed sentiments similar to the Defence Minister.


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Intel: S'pore Honda Civic stolen from Genting Highlands enroute into Indochina

Jul 19, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

The Honda Civic Type R stolen from a mall carpark in Malaysia's Resorts World Genting is likely enroute into Indochina by way of Thailand through a container ship, a Fathership source said.

Indochina is referred to the countries bordering Thailand, which includes Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

How it works

The Honda Civic would be especially difficult to recover, said a source who brought forward the syndicates’ way of operating. “It is believed that the cars stolen in Malaysia will be transported via the sea by container ship from Singapore. Then, it will stop at its first destination, Thailand. It is also believed that Laem Chabang Port, in Thailand is their main destination [to unload the stolen vehicles],” he continued.

The source adds that depending on the situation, parts of the stolen vehicle would be dropped off in Thailand, while the rest would continue on its way to the other countries.

CCTV captures footage of stolen Honda Civic

According to CCTV footage, the Singapore-plate car owned by a man named Damien, was stolen in the early morning of July 16 at around 2.43am.

Another CCTV screenshot showed the thief driving Damien's car out of the car park by tailgating another vehicle through the exit.

Bye bye Honda

The source said, "Thailand had been ramping up it's intelligence network and syndicates are finding it harder to keep the car in Thailand for a long time. To avoid detection, the car will continue it's journey into one of the countries in Indochina, likely Laos as Cambodia and Myanmar's black market prefers 4-wheel drives and bigger vehicles like the Toyota Hilux."

Coincidentally, a Malaysian-registered Toyota Hilux was also stolen from the same carpark as the Honda Civic a day before.