THE PROCLAMATION OF SINGAPORE'S MERGER WITH MALAYSIA (IN ENGLISH) ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1963, SIGNED BY PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW
Malaysia - constituting the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak - was officially formed on 16 September 1963. Singapore became part of Malaysia with the signing of the Proclamation (in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil) by the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, on behalf of the people of Singapore. It decreed that Singapore would be â€œa part of the sovereign, democratic and independent state of Malaysia, founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of her people in a more just and equal societyâ€.
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