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However, there was strong disagreement between Malaya and Singapore on various policies. In August 1964, the tension sparked a riot in Singapore in which 23 people were killed.

To prevent further disagreement, Singapore was expelled from Malaysia on 9 August 1965. This sudden move forced Singapore into independence. The stamp “A Nation is Born” commemorates this event.

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Written by victorkoo

15 January, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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