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

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5.1 LOOKING OUTWARDS

•   The Contrasting Fates Of Singapore And Malaysia

•   Getting Perspective

•   Understanding China

•   The Forces That Drive The Chinese Communist Party

•   Getting Growth Right (This Time)

•   One Night In Paris

•   Lessons From Orlando

•   Dancing To The Music Of Our Time

•   Prepare For The Inevitable: Terror At Home

THE CONTRASTING FATES OF SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA

First published in TODAY, 10 August 2015

Fifty years ago, Singapore was ejected from the Malaysian Federation. The two countries have since travelled very divergent paths while sharing some common characteristics. Both countries were colonised by the British, both were occupied by the Japanese during the World War II, both are multiracial and multi-religious, ...

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