On the one hand, while the foreign ministers of both Malaysia and Singapore are theoretically meeting on 8 Jan 2019 to try to resolve the bilateral dispute, Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian made a visit to the Pedoman to inflame the dispute over our port waters around Jurong. In fact, as many as five Malaysian government vessels have been seen in Singapore territorial waters, in the wake of the useless meeting between Singapore and Malaysia's foreign affairs ministers. Johor Chief Minister Osman also posted photos on Facebook showing his visit on board the vessel to demonstrate how stupid it is for the PAP government in Singapore to continue to work with the Malaysians. MFA Spokesperson's Comments in Response to Media Queries on the Postponement of the 14th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia At some point in the future, a Singaporean or a Malaysian civilian vessel is going to bump into the other in the port waters around Jurong, but this should not affect the state-to-state relations of both countries. While regrettable to see the bilateral relationship frozen, I see no further need to waste more of our time talking to the Malaysian Government. Malaysia’s foreign ministry confirmed the postponement of the talks and said: “The reason for the postponement, as conveyed by Singapore vide a Diplomatic Note dated 11 January 2019 was due to the visit by YAB Dato’Osman Sapian, the Chief Minister of Johor to Johor Bahru port in Malaysian territorial waters on 9 January 2019.” The 4G leadership in government and citizens of Singapore must move forward with confidence to act in our country’s interests with a firm resolve. Singapore postpones annual meeting with Malaysia after Johor Menteri Besar visits vessel in Tuas waters Some Malaysian politicians in power are testing for resolve and think that they can win as hostile neighbours. Bersatu are mistaken to think that they can unify Malaysia by making enemies of their neighbours and their failure at governance must be shown up. 2019 is the start of a politically explosive year for Malaysia-Singapore relations. Yes, it isn’t going to be a year where everything suddenly changes in January to March. Instead, we’ll see many of the same problems we saw in 1991, and plenty of them will bleed into 2020 as well.