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Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia


Chin, J, Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia, Round Table, 104, (3) pp. 347-348. ISSN 0035-8533 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00358533.2015.1053232


Lee Kuan Yew’s relationship with Malaysia can best be summed up in two words—managed tensions. Three key characteristics explain his attitude towards Malaysia. The first is of course the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965. He has gone on record many times on how he regretted not being able to make the federation work. Lee Kuan Yew was the key mover in getting the support of North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak for the proposed federation. He really saw the future of Singapore as part of the federation. The separation forced him to come up with a new strategy on how to make Singapore a successful independent state.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, J (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:118641
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-07-17
Last Modified:2017-07-17

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