PROCLAMATION OF SINGAPORE DRAFTED BY E W BARKER AND SIGNED BY LEE KUAN YEW ON 9 AUGUST 1965
The Proclamation of Singapore, signed by the then Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew on 9 August 1965, formally declared Singapore ceased “to be a state of Malaysia and shall become an independent and sovereign state and nation separate from and independent of Malaysia”. It was drafted by the then Minister for Law E W Barker. Radio Singapore went on the air on 9 August 1965 at 10am to announce the separation. The government gazette on the Proclamation was also issued at the same time.
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