Recently, there have been calls for Malaysians to boycott US made products, in support of the latest brutal invasion on the Palestinians in Gaza, which already cost the lives of over 750 innocent civilians, especially non combatants like women, children and old folks. We should also look closely the other major supporters and 'strategic partners' of Israel, in the terms of defense, especially people so close to us.
SAR 21 assault rifles and ammunition have been used to brutalise and massacre the defenseless and downtrodden non combatants Palestinians in Gaza, including women and children. Little that the world realise, SAR 21 automatic assault rifles are indigenous weapon developed and manufactured by Singapore Technologies. The CEO of Temasek Holdings is Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore Prime Minister Brig. Gen. (NS) Lee Hsien Loong. Temasek Holdings is the parent company to Singapore Technologies, a GLC.
Singapore, have had very close and strategic partnership with the Israelis, especially in defense since their expulsion from the Federation of Malaysia 9 Aug 1965. Within two months, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew received the Israeli Defense Attache based in their embassy in Bangkok for immediate military assistance, in favour against India and Egypt. Soon, six military advisers were dispatched to form the Singapore's pioneer military unit; the First Infantry Regiment, commonly known now as 1 SIR. The rest is as they say, is history.
Till present as being very good friends, Singaporeans still receive military assitance, especially advance training from the Israelis. Formalised military collaborations have been strengthened since then, especially when formal organisations are formed for the co-operation and development projects. The effort put by both nations on R & D work on defense and strategic weaponry is immense. The progress and direction all of these co-operation and joint developmental work should be worried and frightened about. Singapore is Israeli third most important strategic partner in defense development.
Time an again, Singapore is being coined as "The Israel of the East". Hence, Malaysians should unanimously support the call to boycott Singaporean products, in support of our brothers living vicariously in their homes, now under siege and brutal bombardment.