09 AU­GUST 1965

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Just 23 months af­ter the for­ma­tion of Malaysia, Sin­ga­pore se­ceded and be­came in­de­pen­dent. The union of Sin­ga­pore and Malaya was, by no means, smooth sail­ing but af­ter ar­du­ous ne­go­ti­a­tion, they man­aged to find com­mon ground. Then came the pol­i­tics and com­mu­nal ten­sion that would lead, ul­ti­mately, to Lee Kuan Yew an­nounc­ing Sin­ga­pore’s in­de­pen­dence with tears of sor­row.

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