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Alternative A:

Alternative A

  • Merger with reserve powers, notably autonomy over labour and education
  • Automatic conversion of Singapore citizenship to Malaysian citizenship
  • 15 seats in Central Parliament
  • Retention of multi-lingualism

Alternative B:

alternative b

  • Merger as a State within the Federation
  • Application of present Federation labour and education policies
  • Only persons born in Singapore and some citizens by descent will automatically become Federation of Malaysia citizens
  • Parliamentary representation in proportion to number of citizens eligible under stricter Federation citizenship laws
  • Only English and Malay to be used in State Legislature

Alternative C:

alternative c

  • Merger on terms no less favourable than the Borneo territories.
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