From rocks to island
Can you beat this? Foreign minister Rais Yatim is talking about merging the rocks called Middle Rocks (next to Batu Puteh which we lost to
At present, the collections of rocks are 500-600 metres apart and our grand plan is to somehow join them so that it would become a bigger single rock (or perhaps island) than Batu Puteh.
So what would we gain by this mega plan? The Utusan Malaysia report which carried this story quoted Rais as saying that the bigger rock (or island) has the potential to have a weather station and marine observatory centre.
Perhaps the unsaid plan is that we want to have an island to overwhelm Batu Puteh and halt
Or maybe the grand design is to build a bigger and taller lighthouse to totally eclipse the one in Batu Puteh.
Let’s see how far the government will go with this grand plan.