AFTER JAPANESE OCCUPATION
Written by Adam Faiq, Class 2 Topaz'16, GVSS
INDEPENDENCE FOR SINGAPORE
Up and downs of the independence
Mr Lee Kuan Yew said "Every time we look back to the moment we signed the separation document, it is for us a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I have believed in merger and the unity of the two territories. We are connected by geography, the economy and family ties. It broke everything we stood for."
These were the exact words when he announced Independence for Singapore on 9 August 1965. Like I said earlier there are people who likes the idea of independence and one of them is Othman Wok
Othman Wok said "The Singapore Cabinet was informed of the separation on 7 August when we met Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at Temasek House. We were all very surprised. But in my heart I said, that's the best news I have heard so far, because in the two years since Singapore joined Malaysia, I could see the difficulties with those people in Singapore."