Tag: Bilahari Kausikan

Chinese embassy says ex-S’pore diplomat Bilahari’s commentary is “arrogant and prejudiced”

Singapore – The Chinese embassy in Singapore has spoken up regarding former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan's commentary describing it as a misinterpretation and unacceptable. In an official statement posted on their Facebook page on February 25, the Chinese embassy criticised the comments of Mr Bilahari published...

Bilahari Kausikan calls Malaysia’s leadership crisis a waste of time, believes it’s bad news for Singapore

Singapore—Retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan has weighed in on the current leadership upheaval in Malaysia, saying it has come “full circle” and calls it a “waste of time.” However, he warns that it could mean bad news for Singapore, as he expects that old bilateral issues...

Bilahari Kausikan expects to be attacked for “politically incorrect” opinion on PSLE results slip issue

Former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan has said that he expects to be attacked for his self-professed "politically incorrect" opinion on the PSLE results slips issue. On Saturday, Bilahari, a retired diplomat shared a forum letter about the issue on his Facebook page. Asserting that MOE has "missed...

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,...