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PAP MP Seah Kian Peng slams Singapore activists for declaring Singapore as “part of Malaya”

Posted by temasektimes on September 2, 2018

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng has publicly slammed a group of Singapore activists who met the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently and suggesting that Singapore is part of Malaya.

During a visit to Malaysia on Thursday, prominent historian Thum Ping Tjin and friends including Kirsten Han, Sonny Liew, Jolovan Wham invite Dr M to bring democracy to Singapore, and suggest that Singapore is part of Malaya.


​Source: Thum Ping Tjin’s Facebook page

On August 31, Malaysia’s “national day”, Dr Thum posted an unusual greeting, “Selamat Hari Merdeka to the people of the former Federation of Malaya”, and suggested that Singaporeans should also rejoice on that day since it was Singapore’s “unofficial independence day”.

Mr Seah also took issue with a comment on a video post by Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Teo Soh Lung who said that “Singapore is part of Malaya la.”

“Really? This is what PJ Thum and Teo Soh Lung and the SDP believe in their heart of hearts?…..I’m amazed that Dr Thum and his supporters should proclaim that Singapore is part of Malaysia (or Malaya). Perhaps that is why he thinks it is permissible to ask its current prime minister to interfere in our affairs,” Mr Seah added.

Mr Seah also wrote that Singapore’s Constitution requires any change to the sovereignty of the Republic to be approved by two-thirds of all voters in a referendum and noted that when moving this constitutional amendment in Parliament, Singapore’s first Minister for Law, and the author of the Separation Agreement, Mr E.W. Barker, said that “in the methodology of the destruction of a nation by its foes, war by force of arms is not necessarily the only means employed. The independence of a nation may, by more subtle means, be subverted”.

Since returning to power in the May 9 General Election in Malaysia, Dr Mahathir has been a thorn in the flesh of the PAP government, adopting an uncompromising stance on various bilateral issues such as the water agreement signed between the two nations in 1987 and construction of the high speed railway between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

While he spent only 30 minutes meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, he spent one hour and 20 minutes with the Singapore activists.


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