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Old 05-29-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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If anything, perhaps Penang will seek independence first.
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Singapore didn't want independence. It was driven out from Malaysia. Singapore's national anthem is still sung in Malay language. Compared with the '60s, Malaysia's ethnic Chinese population has dwindled in percentage of the national population. So politically there is less risk for Malaysia.

But there is not much benefit that Singapore can generate from a reunion. Better remain independent as well as a strong U.S. ally in the region.
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Malaysia needs to go back to the ways of garuda.


Why is there affrimative action if you follow the ways of the bedoiun?! secularize!
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Malaysia needs to go back to the ways of garuda.


Why is there affrimative action if you follow the ways of the bedoiun?! secularize!
Malaysia doesn't have the way of garuda lol

In any case I think reunification is not quiet possible for now, Singaporean are still somewhat wary of Matahir. Recently they even cancelled/purposely postpone a joint high speed railway project. In the future if Malaysia can remove their racist bumiputra policy, UMNO and all that, I think its possible.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Recently they even cancelled/purposely postpone a joint high speed railway project.
Malaysia postponed that, just to be clear. Not sure if that's what you were saying or not.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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This thread reminds readers they were the same country.
Many people are not aware of or forget this history.
And the answer in terms of re-uniting is the same as it was in 2014 - no, never, nada.

The necroposting Gods thank you for bringing a thread back from the dead.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Lee Kwan Yew tried back in the mid 60's. Didn't work out. He cried in disappointment on national television when things fell apart.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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No dice, but malaysia has the water, giving it plenty of leverage. Malaysia does not recognize Israeli passports, and Singapore would be much more on the side of political correctness.
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