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Not in my lifetime.
Singapore is governed based on meritocracy. Meanwhile, Malaysia is governed based on racial preference.
Ha ha, even as a Malay myself, I find this mode of government very disturbing and would not move the nation forward.
In order for a nation to advance forward, the utmost important thing to give attention to is human development.
Let’s take Israel as an example. As a small jewish nation, surrounded by a large arab population, they managed to prosper with such limited natural resources. They give the most attention to their people’s education.
And now, let’s take a look at Singapore, compare it to Malaysia. Just take a look at education.
Nanyang Technology University of Singapore currently has 30k students while the biggest Malaysian university is UITM, currently with 168k students. That is 5 times more than NTU.
UITM wins in terms of student population, but…
NTU currently is at 12th spot while UITM is at 1+++th place.
The Malaysian government ever proposed the idea to open UITM to non bumis for the sake of competition, this idea landed the government in hot soup with the bumiputras.
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