Yesterday, the gist of 11th Malaysia Plan was first tabled by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. And it is disconcerting there is no mention of plans for defence expenditure.
While so-called pacifists and activists may sigh a relief that Malaysia is not going to be part of a global arms race, this may not bode well to our nation's sovereignty.
However, it is still all too early to throw in the towel and speculate. Let's be patient and see how well did Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein had managed to convince Ministry of Finance for 11th Malaysian Plan.
Meanwhile at South China Sea, the Dragons of Middle Kingdom did not sit still...