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Floating on a Malayan BreezeTravels in Malaysia and Singapore$
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Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139316

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139316.001.0001

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Two countries separated at birth

Two countries separated at birth

(p.35) 2 Two countries separated at birth
Floating on a Malayan Breeze

Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter principally centres on the issue of separation between Malaysia and Singapore. The two Singaporeans visited a Felda estate, and learnt the real reason why Lee Kuan Yew broke off Singapore from Malaysia. It also sheds an important light on the fact that Malaysians and Singaporeans disagree with each other on the issue regarding why their countries were split up. This chapter encompasses some viewpoints in relation to the prospects for deeper economic integration between Malaysia and Singapore from a man called Idris Jala, the head of the Performance Management & Delivery Unit in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office.

Keywords:   Lee Kuan Yew, Felda, Separation, Economic integration, Malaysia, Singapore

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