Sep 30, 2006
MM has written to PM Abdullah
MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has written to Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, his press secretary Y.Y. Yeong said yesterday.
She was responding to queries from the media on whether Mr Lee had replied to a letter from the Malaysian leader.
'Minister Mentor Lee has written to Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi,' Madam Yeong said.
'The letter is presently with the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, ready to be personally conveyed to Prime Minister Abdullah.'
Datuk Seri Abdullah had written to Mr Lee in the wake of reactions in Malaysia to recent comments by Mr Lee about the Chinese in the country.
It is technically incorrect to say MM Lee has written to Badawi if the letter has not been delivered yet. I'm sure it will be delivered but the statement should have been made only once Badawi has received the letter, or if the letter had been handed to one of Badawi's representatives.
One would have imagined that the legalistic Singapore government would have known the difference!