Dr Kua Kia Soong was cought red handed making up non existing quote while using Bob Karniol's name?
From Dr Kua's book
"Looking at the actors in East Asia security compex, defence expenditures of China, S. Kora and Japan, each of their respective airacft procurement budgets would dwalf that of all of SE Asia combine. Look at South Asia Security Complex, against some big numbers for India. What is the impact of Malaysi's 1 squadron purchase in comparison to India's current order of Su-30s (or for that matter China's building plan for the J-10)? Given the disparity in defence budgets, ASEAN countries cannot be said to engae in an arms race agaainst regional powers like India or China, it would not be a race." (5)
Footnote 5 states Robert Karniol "Arms resurgence in Southeast Asia" Straits Times, 15 March 2010.
unfortunately Dzirhan found out that this particular quote doesnt exist in Robert Karniol original article.
Dzirhan Mahadzir - Defence Journalist Well I had an email from Bob Karniol confirming he never wrote that quote, so some serious credibility issue here.
So whats the story here.
You can read the Dzirhan Thought's on Chapter 1 of Dr. Kua's book-pt1
Or here A Secure Malaysia - Malaysia Militarium