Over the past year, the Singapore press have attacked each and every one of the projects that Malaysia had collaborated with China.
Whether it is Kuantan Port, the ECRL, Forest City, Melaka Gateway or even Bandar Malaysia – all have not been spared and the Singaporeans keep saying each of these projects are unsustainable, unnecessary and should be cancelled.
Unsurprisingly (or perhaps surprisingly), Pakatan leaders have also followed the Singapore’s narrative to attack these projects.
But the reality is that, next week there is a One Belt, One Road Summit in Beijing where PM Najib has been invited by China President Xi Jinping to attend.
Other Asean leaders invited are Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Ky.
Absent from the list is Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is not going.
Now you know why…