The significance of Jun 5, 1959 to Singapore | Video
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The significance of Jun 5, 1959 to Singapore | Video(Updated: )
On Jun 5, 1959, Singapore loosened ties to its colonial past and set itself on the road to full independence. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Jun 6) paid tribute to the old guard who first took office. Deborah Wong takes a closer look at why these past events matter to modern Singapore.