The promise & perils of Asia’s journey at 60

How its leaders forge cohesion, heal social wounds will be true test of maturity in next 60 years

Singapore is the exemplar that pulled itself into the ranks of advanced income status by sheer grit and determination.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

On Sept 16, Malaysia celebrates its 57th national day, having celebrated on Aug 31 the 63rd anniversary of its independence from Britain in 1957.

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