A NEW ALLY LOOMS FOR DESERVING VETERANS – RCB
AUSTRALIA’S enduring relationship with the Malaysian Kingdom, forged through decades of war and peace remains largely unknown and unremarked in our national consciousness.
Yet generations of Australian servicemen and women have served there, while thousands gave their lives in the defence of what is now the Kingdom of Malaysia and the sovereign Republic of Singapore.
That they are two very different countries is testament to the volatile nature of regional history and politics.
Singapore has morphed into a vibrant, secular multiracial state, albeit with what might be described as a benign, multi-generational, Straits born Hakka Chinese ruling dynasty.
As complex as that may seem to outside observers, it succinctly symbolises who and what Singaporeans are.
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