Malaysian Studies Case Study

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INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this assignment is to fulfil the requirements for the subject of Malaysian Studies in our Cambridge A Levels course. Thus, we were assigned to research a topic related to Malaysian Studies and write about it. This assignment also has a few objectives which are, to create an opportunity of researching about Malaysia through experiential learning, to assess student 's ability on various areas or skills such as research methods, management, communication and technical skills, to train students in research and fact finding, effective coordinating, executing and writing an assignment, analysing and planning, to give opportunity for students to develop their creativity in writing an assignment. In relation to the above,…show more content…
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY Some UMNO leaders began to criticise the PAP for not looking after the interests of the Malays in Singapore. An anti-PAP campaign was started through the Malay press, mainly under Utusan Melayu. They have stated issues like the redevelopment in Crawford, Kampung Glam and Rochor areas have caused the families there to be resettled. 2500 families were resettled but only 200 were Malay families. Utusan Melayu also claimed that 3000 Malays were affected Over time, more misleading articles appeared in the Utusan Melayu to ease growing racial tension. Lee Kuan Yew met 900 Malay representatives in July 1964 and promised that the government would do its best to help Malays overcome problems in education, employment and housing. Utusan Melayu continued with its anti-PAP campaign and finally, the racial tension in Singapore lead to race riots.…show more content…
SEPARATION On 7th August 1965, Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, seeing no alternative to avoid further bloodshed, advised the Parliament of Malaysia that it should vote to expel Singapore from Malaysia. Despite last-ditch attempts by PAP leaders, including Lee Kuan Yew, to keep Singapore as a state in the union, the Parliament on 9th August 1965 voted 126-0 in favour of the expulsion of Singapore. On that day, Lee Kuan Yew tearfully announced that Singapore was a sovereign, independent nation and assumed the role of prime minister of the new nation. Hence, Singapore became the only country in the history of the modern world to gain independence against its own

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