Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP

Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong thanks Malaysian queen for ‘royal’ sambal belacan

  • Unknown to many, spicy shrimp paste has played a pivotal role in strengthening the ties between Malaysia and Singapore
  • Tunku Azizah disclosed that she was, for a time, the ‘official supplier’ of the shrimp paste to the republic’s founding father
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP
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Malaysian Queen Tunku Azizah. Photo: AP

Queen reveals secret about her ‘belacan diplomacy’ between Singapore and Malaysia

  • Tunku Azizah disclosed that she was, for a time, the ‘official supplier’ of the shrimp paste to the city state’s first prime minister
  • According to her tweet, the royal still ‘supplies’ the sauce to the republic, which is now being enjoyed by PM Lee Hsien Loong
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian Queen Tunku Azizah. Photo: AP
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