|Nearest Town or City:||Kampong Punggai Singapore|
|Location:||Eastern approach to the Singapore Strait.|
|Managing Organization:||Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore|
|Notes:||This lighthouse was named for James Horsburgh, an eminent hydrographer for the East India Company. It was the first lighthouse in Singapore. The island it stands on is now the subject of a dispute between Singapore and Malaysia. (The nearest community is Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia.)|
|Description of Tower:||Conical tower with black and white horizontal bands.|
|Date Present Tower Built:||1851|
|Current Use:||Active aid to navigation.|
Be Calm And Mature In Accepting ICJ Decision, Says Rais
Mr Minister Sir, advice is well given and well taken. I have great faith in our new Malaysians. What I fear is that politicians will make capital of this loss. Admittedly, as Rocky observed over "tea" in the BlogHouse this afternoon, we have lost one rock but gained two pebbles, South Ledge & Middle Rocks.
"(There is) the need for our Malaysian society to be calm and mature about it so as not to translate this into a political upheaval either way. This is very important," he told Malaysian journalists here.
Rais, who arrived today to attend the delivering of the ICJ decision on the dispute between
He reiterated that
"But as I stated earlier, how we respond is very important, if we win, it would not be very good to be overly euphoric," he said.
"But it is otherwise, our response must not hurt the feelings of others," said Rais.
"In a such a situation, although we are optimistic of winning, our ability to adapt after tomorrow is what counts," he added.
It is best we learn from this loss. We have been too complacent. We do not value what we have until it is taken away from us, and all because we did not care. And when somebody lay claim we rant and rave. That's what Malaysia under the BN has been about. Rant and rave and blame everybody, even the cleaning lady. We take it so lightly that we did not send an elite team. Maybe the team we sent to claim that bit of rock did their best, but their best was not good enough.....even the son of the AG did not make a difference. We have lost a strategic piece of property....no money no doubt....so lets put our tail humbly between our legs and LEARN, LEARN....BE HUMBLE.....LEARN.