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Lee Kuan Yew, Razak, worked hardest to form M'sia, says filmmaker

Vinodh Pillai  |  Published:  |  Modified:

"Road to Nationhood: Formation of Malaysia" documentary film director Ahmad Yazid Ahmad Puad wants Malaysians to always remember all the individuals instrumental in the founding of Malaysia in 1963.

"After 1957, our economy boomed and we prospered under Tunku Abdul Rahman's leadership. However, we were not politically stable and there certainly were challenges Tunku had to face within his own party (Umno) and in Singapore.

"Getting our independence from the British was Tunku's show, yes, but after that, it was Lee Kuan Yew and Abdul Razak who worked the hardest to combine Singapore and Malaya to become one, to make who we are today," Ahmad said after the documentary's premiere yesterday.

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