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The Seduction of the Simple: Insights on Singapore's future directions by Devadas Krishnadas

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2.1 GOOD GOVERNANCE

•   The Albatross, The Tiger, And The Lion

•   Civil Service: Keeping It A Success Factor

•   The Meaning Of A Ruling

THE ALBATROSS, THE TIGER AND THE LION

First published on Facebook, 23 December 2015

I received an email from a young Singaporean who asked, rather hotly, for my views on the recent news on the so-called Albatross File relating to secret discussions between the government of Lee Kuan Yew and the leaders of the Federation of Malaya (the Tiger) leading up to Singapore’s (the Lion) separation from the Federation in August 1965.1 She wanted to know if this invalidated the historical narrative that Singapore had been suddenly ejected from the Federation.

I find this query understandable but also disappointing. The ...

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