By Kirsten Han
The Interpreter-May 31

In January this year, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held a joint press conference with then prime minister of neighbouring Malaysia Najib Razak.

“I do not expect elections to change the nature of relations between our two countries,” Najib said in response to a question. “Because you have a confidence in the result,” Lee quipped as the two laughed.

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