Episode 49: Separation
Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, University of Oxford
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After years of long drawn out sound and fury and violence, the final conspiracy for separation was conducted in absolute secrecy, between a tiny group of people people, and in a massive rush. In this episode, PJ Thum narrates the final secret rush to the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, and how it relates to 13 May 1969. He then concludes with some thoughts of the broad sweep of the history of Singapore’s independence.
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Tags: Live and Learn, hosbypjthum, merger, separation, Malaysia, Lee Kuan Yew, The History of Singapore