DO YOU AGREE WITH THE AUTHOR WHO BLAMED HIS MALAY ANCESTORS FOR MALAYSIAN-SINGAPORE SEPARATION?
SHOULD WE BLAME OUR ANCESTORS? OR SHOULD WE BLAME BOTH SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA FOR THE SEPARATION?
On Aug 7, 1965, both parties signed the separation agreement. It was ratified at an emergency sitting of the Malaysian Parliament, which was hurriedly convened on Aug 9. In Singapore, at a televised press conference on the same day, Lee said the separation was for him “a moment of anguish”. He was so “emotionally affected” he broke down in tears, and the conference was terminated.