Unexpectedly, Lao Ma changed his mind temporarily and overturned the agreement he negotiated with Lee Kuan Yew. After Goh Chok-dong took over, the replacement relationship was turbulent. This time, just as Lee Hsien Loong was actively preparing to hand over the baton to the fourth-generation leadership, he encountered an old horse again, which can only be said to be God's will. In May 2018, Malaysia changed . The 92-year-old Ma miraculously became the prime minister, bringing elusive variables to the relationship between the two countries. As a result, the plans for the Xinlong high-speed rail and the Xinrou subway were halted.
At the same time, many old issues, from company banner design curved bridges, water supply agreements, the management of civil aviation flights in southern Johor to the sea area issue, have been constantly making moves to overthrow Singapore. In the past two years, Singapore has been busy picking up the ball from the old horse, and the relationship between the two countries has fallen into another low ebb. Lee Hsien Loong must first clear the landmines in Singapore-Malaysia relations for the fourth generation of leaders, which is more difficult and challenging than the situation before the abdication of the founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. A week ago, Muhyiddin suddenly became Cheng Yaojin ( who was officially sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia on March 1 ) , which shattered the PKR leader Anwar's dream of seeking a prime minister, and even worsened the old horse's retreat to advance.
The good news, our leadership must be overjoyed. 20200306-LHL_facebook Photo Credit : Muhyiddin Facebook On August 2, 2018, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited then-Malaysian Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who was hospitalized in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Muhyiddin arrived on July 12 for a pancreatic tumor resection. Several Malaysian dignitaries, including the then Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir, crossed the causeway to visit Muhyiddin who was recovering. The Sultan of Johor, who was being treated in Singapore, also visited at the time. It can be said that Muhyiddin has done Singapore a big favor by replacing the old horse at this critical moment. Lao Ma has deep grievances against Singapore. He makes trouble with Singapore everywhere, but he has been unable to do anything about Singapore for many years. At most, it only makes Singapore's life more difficult.