Why was Malaya against merger at first<br />
Organisation of points<br />There were both racial and political factors<br />Both factors can be organised to form a cohe...
Linking words and phrases<br />Important to connect ideas to express a clear understanding of a given situation<br />Linki...
POLITICAL FACTOR<br />
Situation in Singapore <br />Singapore in the late 1950s and early 1960s had a Chinese majority.<br />Many members of the ...
Communist soldiers in Malaya<br />
Situation in China <br />Many Chinese were believed to be loyal to China. <br />The People’s Republic of China was officia...
Loyalty of Chinese to China<br />
Situation in Malaya <br />On the other hand, Malaya was a democratic and capitalist country.<br />Furthermore, Malaya had ...
Malaya’s successful campaign against Communists by 1960s<br />
Result <br />Thus, KL feared that Communist influence would spread if Singapore was part of Malaya.  <br />
Conclusion <br />Therefore, Malaya was not keen on merger with Singapore.<br />
RACIAL FACTOR<br />
Situation in Singapore<br />Singapore in the late 1950s and early 1960s had a Chinese majority. <br />
Situation in Malaya <br />Malaya in the late 1950s and early 1960s also had a large Chinese population. <br />
Result<br />Thus, Singapore and Malaya combined would have a Chinese population that outnumbered the Malays. <br />
Start of racial riots between Malays and Chinese<br />
Elaboration why this was not acceptable – on the ‘side’ of the Malays <br />The Tungku was the leader of the United Malays...
Political logo of UMNO<br />
Elaborationwhy this was not acceptable – on the ‘side’ of the Chinese <br />Furthermore, many Chinese were believed to be ...
A poster from Communist China<br />
Conclusion <br />Therefore, Malaya was not keen on merger with Singapore.<br />
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Why was malaya against merger at first

  1. 1. Why was Malaya against merger at first<br />
  2. 2. Organisation of points<br />There were both racial and political factors<br />Both factors can be organised to form a coherent explanation<br />Under each factor, there are several details<br />It is important to note that both racial and and political factors can overlap<br />
  3. 3. Linking words and phrases<br />Important to connect ideas to express a clear understanding of a given situation<br />Linking words and phrases help to connect such ideas<br />Examples include “moreover”, “as a result”, “but”, “thus” etc.<br />
  4. 4. POLITICAL FACTOR<br />
  5. 5. Situation in Singapore <br />Singapore in the late 1950s and early 1960s had a Chinese majority.<br />Many members of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) were Chinese. <br />
  6. 6. Communist soldiers in Malaya<br />
  7. 7. Situation in China <br />Many Chinese were believed to be loyal to China. <br />The People’s Republic of China was officially founded in 1949 and was Asia’s first and largest Communist nation. <br />
  8. 8. Loyalty of Chinese to China<br />
  9. 9. Situation in Malaya <br />On the other hand, Malaya was a democratic and capitalist country.<br />Furthermore, Malaya had successfully handled its own problems with the Communists by 1960. <br />
  10. 10. Malaya’s successful campaign against Communists by 1960s<br />
  11. 11. Result <br />Thus, KL feared that Communist influence would spread if Singapore was part of Malaya. <br />
  12. 12. Conclusion <br />Therefore, Malaya was not keen on merger with Singapore.<br />
  13. 13. RACIAL FACTOR<br />
  14. 14. Situation in Singapore<br />Singapore in the late 1950s and early 1960s had a Chinese majority. <br />
  15. 15. Situation in Malaya <br />Malaya in the late 1950s and early 1960s also had a large Chinese population. <br />
  16. 16. Result<br />Thus, Singapore and Malaya combined would have a Chinese population that outnumbered the Malays. <br />
  17. 17. Start of racial riots between Malays and Chinese<br />
  18. 18. Elaboration why this was not acceptable – on the ‘side’ of the Malays <br />The Tungku was the leader of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).<br />UMNO represented the interests of the Malay population in Malaya. <br />
  19. 19. Political logo of UMNO<br />
  20. 20. Elaborationwhy this was not acceptable – on the ‘side’ of the Chinese <br />Furthermore, many Chinese were believed to be loyal to China. <br />
  21. 21. A poster from Communist China<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion <br />Therefore, Malaya was not keen on merger with Singapore.<br />
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