The flip side of MG Chan Chun Sing's Lanfang Republic comparison #sgelections

It is not easy arguing with an apparent truth but I will try when it is half truth. Every country has historical and current dynamic. You mentioned something but you forget something else. LanFang republic was derived from hakka mining settlement. The Kailimantan sultanate introduced these Hakka workers because they were cheaper, better and faster. Sound familiar? The rest was history, they took over and started their republic. Now, you presented the picture of LanFang as weak, no, that was not true they were strong like Singapore, and sultanate around seek their protection, then why did it fall? The reason is precisely because they kept the ruling elite within the Hakka family. Sound familiar? Well, unlike you, I will present a fairer picture, it is because of European expansionism, where not a single country in Asia was spared, and such is the example you quoted to suppo...

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