Tag: Bilahari Kausikan

Former Ambassador-at-Large calls Hong Kong protestors “morons” who are near “the acme of stupidity”

Former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan has continued criticising the protestors in Hong Kong who are against China extradition. In some of his latest comments, he described the protestors as "morons" who are near "the acme of stupidity." Last month, on 16 June, Mr Bilahari criticised the protesters and...

Bilahari Kausikan on longstanding issues with M’sia and the “ineffective government across the causeway”

Retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan is known for his sharp tongue and rather strong opinions against Singapore’s closest neighbour – Malaysia. According to him, Singapore’s future stands to be fraught with delayed projects, air pollution and unresolved longstanding issues. In a Facebook post on 7th...

Malaysian MP responds to Bilahari Kausikan, “Arrogance and fear-mongering are not the ASEAN way”

Yusmadi Yusoff, a Member of Dewan Negara (Upper House) of Malaysian Parliament, commented on former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan’s statement that the current political instability amongst the members of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, as well as the coalition’s lack of success in getting...

Bilahari Kausikan weighs in on Dr M’s debate with Oxford student, says, “What did he expect?”

Following the slew of heated exchanges between Singaporeans and Malaysians after a local student from Oxford debated with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan took to social media to weigh in on the issue. In his debate with...

Ho Ching concurs as Bilahari Kausikan weighs in on how China can learn from Singapore

Former Singaporean diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, who is not shy about airing his views on social media, took to Facebook earlier today to weigh in on how China can learn from Singapore. Mr Bilahari shared an article published on the South China Morning Post titled, ‘Even...

Senior member of Mahathir’s party calls former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan a “washout”

Earlier today, supreme council member of Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad’s party Dr Rais Hussin, published a piece on Malaysian media site Malay Mail responding to comments made by retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan. His piece was titled, ‘The implied SM...

Bilahari Kausikan shares old video of LKY saying, “We’ve got friendly neighbors? Grow up.”

Retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan has been known to speak his mind, and he's weighed in several times on the recent ongoing tensions between Malaysia and Singapore over maritime disputes. On December 10, Bilahari shared an old video clip of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kwan Yew,...

Ho Ching remarks to Senior member of Mahathir’s party: “Chill, man”

Even though a supreme council member of Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad’s party, has said that Singapore will get "pain by a thousand cuts” for its position on the maritime dispute with Malaysia, Ho Ching has replied rather coolly on Facebook. The...

Bilahari Kausikan asks of PJ Thum, “Which is his country and who are his people?”

Mr. Kausikan took to Facebook again to air his views concerning the controversy surrounding Dr. Thum, considering that he and other ‘activists’ (the word is put in quotes by the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) recently met with Malaysian Prime Minister...

Bilahari Kausikan weighs in on Crazy Rich Asian author drama

In a Facebook post dated August 23, retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan aired his opinion on the brouhaha surrounding Crazy Rich Asian’s author, Kevin Kwan, specifically concerning the news that erupted yesterday: apparently Mr. Kwan is a wanted man in Singapore for not serving his...