Tuesday, November 21, 2006

History of Singapore-Part 2

Morning Line- Concluding Part from yesterday.........

1946 - Singapore becomes separate crown colony.
1959 - Self-government attained with Lee Kuan Yew as prime minister.
1963 - Singapore joins the Federation of Malaya, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak in the Federation of Malaysia.
1965 - Singapore pulls out of the Federation of Malaysia, at Malaysia's invitation, amid political and ethnic tensions. The territory becomes an independent republic and joins the United Nations.
1967 - Singapore founder member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
1971 - Last British military forces withdrawn.

End of an era


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