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Separation of singapore from malaysia

2. Why was separation inevitable? Economic reasons Delays in setting up common market Imposition of new taxes on Singapore Attempts to increase Spore’s contribution to the central government Political reasons Political rivalry Racial politics Effects of the Malaysian Malaysia campaign 3. Details of disagreements – Economic reasons Kuala Lumpur saw Singapore as an economic rival – implementation of common market was delayed as a result. Central government wanted to protect Malaysian industries, it imposed new taxes on Singapore. This hindered Singapore’s efforts to industrialise. KL proposed Singapore increased its contribution from 40% to 60%. Singapore feared this would cripple its economy. 4. Political reasons – impact of the elections on the r/s betw PAP and the Alliance 1963 State Election…