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Former Old Guard Minister Chua Sian Chin dies

Former Cabinet Minister Chua Sian Chin, a member of Singapore’s first generation of leaders, died on Wednesday of heart failure. He was 81. Mr Chua had suffered from dementia since the late 1990s. First elected in 1968, he was immediately made health minister, making him the youngest Cabinet minister then at 34. He went on to spend 27 years in politics, and also held ministerial portfolios in Education and Home Affairs.

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