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View Points
View Point : Singapore's separation from Malaysia: the politics of disengagement

Date: Thu 5 Mar 2015

Time: 3pm
SAS Auditorium, SAFTI Military Institute
A/P Albert Lau

The talk will examine a defining moment in Singapore’s history: the island’s separation from the Malaysian federation in August 1965.  What were the circumstances that propelled Singapore to ‘merge’ with Malaya, North Borneo and Sarawak to form the federation of Malaysia in September 1963 and why was it necessary for the island state to ‘separate’ after only 23 months?  Read more >>> 

Pointer Journal
Pointer Journal Vol.40 No. 4

We mark the end of 2014 with the final issue of the year, POINTER, Vol 40, No. 4. As we wind down to the end of the year, we reflect on the many and varied events which have taken place, both globally and closer back home and the impact that they have. Examples are the deaths brought about by the Ebola virus epidemic, the on-going unrest from the conflicts caused by the establishment of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also known as the ISIS or ISIL), the annexation of Crimea, and the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, just to name a few. All these drive home the important message that Singapore should not take its peace and security for granted but continue to strive to develop and grow to remain strong and independent. As we look forward to our 50thanniversary next year, we can celebrate how far Singapore has come and the achievements we have attained as a people. At the same time, we can also look forward and ahead to what we should change and adapt for a better future. Read more >>>

A strong armed force, a strong nation
A strong armed force, a strong nation

Fifty years of nation building, fifty years of national defence. As the country celebrates five decades of independence, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) celebrates its golden jubilee too. We look at how the men and women of the SAF have helped to build a formidable armed force over the years.
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