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When the Japanese surrendered, Singapore reverted to British rule. However, the war had impoverished the people. Everything was in short supply. Food had to be rationed. Consequently, many people became critical of British rule.

Strikes and demonstrations took place. Eventually, the British granted self-government to the people. On 3 June 1959, the status of Singapore was upgraded from ‘Colony’ to ‘State’.

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Written by victorkoo

15 December, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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