Sunday, August 9, 2009

Singapore Independence Day

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6.40pm in 9 August 2009, mark the 44th years of Singapore's Independence. The National Day Parade 2009 takes place at Marina Bay and most of the country VIP is presence including President of Singapore, S.R Nathan, Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.



After 44 years, Singapore emerges as the most developed country in South East Asia. But it is not build in a single night. Everyone knows that Singapore once is part of Malaysia, and separations of both sides are the best way for survival for each nation. Both country shares much in common and needed one another. But, there still unsolved issues of both sides. New bridge to replace the old causeway, raw water supplied, and airspace are among the unsolved issue that still bring nightmare for both sides.

Thus, lead to some questions for both sides alike. Should the separations take place?


2 years in Malaysia, Malaysians look upon a serious conflict between both Premier at that time, Tunku Abdul Rahman and Lee Kuan Yew. Tunku Abdul Rahman who led the Alliance still in favour of the constitutions when Malaya gain independence while Lee Kuan Yew in favour of Malaysian Malaysia. This actually led to a racial conflict and it is getting worse when PAP participate in the Parliment General Elections eventhough its has clear in the agreement that he should not. The crisis led to a separation of both sides in 1965.

What would happen if the separation did not takes place?

It is possibly led to arrest of some political leaders at that time and could possibly ignite more tearful racial riots.

Thus, in 9 August 1965, a special sessions of Malaysia Parliament took place to discuss about this issues. Both Lee Kuan Yew and Tunku Abdul Rahman neck to neck fighting for their cause until one bill has been announced by Tunku Abdul Rahman to separated Singapore from the Federation, while the same bill is announced by Lee Kuan Yew to maintained Singapore in the Federation. The outcome is 126 MP at that time agreed without objections to separate Singapore from the Federation and thus Singapore became a new independence nation.


If the two sides could not work together, why merges in the first place?

In 1961, the idea of mergence Singapore in Malaysia is bring up by Lee Kuan Yew. It is due to the fact that Communist Party has gain a support in Singapore and it is likely that Singapore could become a new communist country in the region. Malaya has been fighting with the communist for years and this can prove to be fatal. Singapore joining the Federation is the only solutions for the communist problem.

Of course, it is led to another problem, Racial Imbalance. But, the problem is solved when Sabah and Sarawak agree to join the federation as well.


I have went to singapore to visits my relatives a few years ago. And in that time, I wonder, is the Singapore will totally differs if the separations did not takes place?

The answer is, Of Course. Not only to the facility of both sides, but also to me as well. Rather in Johor, I would possibly been born and raised in Singapore. My grandfather stays in Singapore before the separations. He has told me once that he actually had walking from Seletar to Yinchu and Sembawang in that time.

Even there is much negative impact. There is also a bright side. Rather than communist nations, Singapore emerges as a democratic country. While racial harmony can be attain in Malaysia.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abd Razak


The relations of both nations now take a new step ahead under a new leadership of Dato Seri Najib Razak and Lee Hsien Loong. Rather than fighting each other, it is best for us as new generations to improve this relation.

Here is Singapore NDP 2009 Theme Song.


Anonymous said...

mamat, BI kasik baik sikit bole?

Radin87 said...

As you can see, this is my post a year ago. This is the time where my English can be considered as bad...

saja nak simpan post ni..


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