Wednesday, September 23, 2009

howwwzattt... i see you in court...

From MalayMail Online:

A CHILLI crab spat between Malaysia and Singapore has begun.

It has all the hands-on traits of the sport of chilli-crabbing – cracking, picking, chewing and sucking.

The dish of blue swimmer crabs, or muddies, may be a quick stir fry, but the cook fight between the two nations will take a lot of tossing and stirring.

Wow, after Indonesia now we have Singapore to have our disagreement with.

When the Singaporean snatched Pulau Batu Puteh from right under our nose, we did nothing about it. Even our legal team credentials were not up to par with the Singaporean legal minds when presenting our arguments.

Now do we really need this? Why don't we just bring the matter to the International Court and let the ICJ decide whether this crab matter belongs to us or not.

We all belong in the same region and it is just not right for a certain people or nation to simply claim what can be traced from time way before us.

What has been a private pleasure has become a highly public crabby affair since Malaysia last week claimed ownership rights to chilli crab that is regarded as Singapore’s unofficial national dish.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen has claimed that chilli crab, Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak, laksa and bak kut teh were all created in Malaysia but have been hijacked by other countries.

“We cannot continue to let other countries hijack our food,” she was quoted as saying in a newspaper report, though not identifying the countries that had “hijacked” the dishes.

How the government intends to brand these dishes as Malaysian remains a “secret recipe”. (more here)

I say it is a crappy issue...

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