Malay-Chinese Violence in Singapore 1964

[ 1964 ]

When the PAP [People's Action Party] government refused to grant any economic advantages other than financial aid for education, extremist UMNO [United Malays National Organization] leaders from Kuala Lumpur and the Malay press whipped up anti-government sentiment and racial and religious tension. On July 21, 1964, fighting between Malay and Chinese youths during a Muslim procession celebrating the Prophet Muhammad's birthday erupted into racial riots, in which twenty-three people were killed and hundreds injured.

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