OPINION: Singapore and Malaysia: polemics around crimes

TravelDailyNews.asia, 14 Aug 2013
SINGAPORE- It sounds just like routine. Since the separation of Singapore from the Malaysian Federation back to 1965, tensions have regularly emerged between both countries on any topic, from land reclamation to the right or not for the air force to fly over their air space, from food poisoning to overzealous customs officers… But one subject that Singaporean newspapers cherish more than any other is criminality in Malaysia, especially when it targets cash-rich Singaporean travellers.
For years, Singaporean newspapers have lashed out Johor Bahru –the city across the Strait of Singapore- described as a cowboy town where it would be almost impossible to walk in the streets without being robbed or attacked! The reality is not that grim of course! Full story
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