Ties across the Causeway – from contentious to cosy

Passing the baton: How will ties with our neighbour fare with new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong (right) taking over from Lee in Singapore next month? — Reuters

IN his 2015 book, Malaysia-Singapore Fifty Years of Contention 1965-2015, Tan Sri Kadir Mohamad wrote about his expectation that the next 50 years should witness a fresh era of good neighbourliness between Malaysia and Singapore, and that it benefits neither side if the acrimonious state of affairs of the last 50 years repeats itself.

The former Foreign Ministry’s secretary-general was in the front seat when bilateral relations between the two countries were strained over several bilateral issues including:

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