Tag Archives: Othman Wok

OTHMAN WOK’S DEATH LEAVES ONLY 2 REMAINING MEMBERS OF SG FIRST CABINET

With the sad passing of former Minister Othman Wok, there are now only two surviving members of the Cabinet team that signed the Independence of Singapore Agreement in 1965. This, of course, is a very historical and important piece of document, that led Singapore to where we are today. The two are former ministers Ong Pang Boon and Jek Yeun Thong The Cabinet Ministers of yesteryear are men of great spirit and nationalism, doing their best to build Singapore to what we are today. The Ministers of today have a lot to learn from these men. Sadly, most of them are gone now. Now, not many people who know who the signatories of our independence are.

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FOUNDING PAP MEMBER OTHMAN WOK DIES AGE 92

Tuan Haji Othman Bin Wok, one of Singapore's founding People's Action Party members, has died at Singapore General Hospital on Monday at the age of 92. Encik Haji Othman was one of the signatories to the Separation Agreement between the Malaysian government, led by Tunku Abdul Rahman, and the Singapore government, led by Lee Kuan Yew.

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YUSOF ISHAK: DETERMINED NEWSMAN WHO LOVED PEOPLE

During his Utusan Melayu years, Yusof Ishak had urged Malays to improve themselves, and not claim lack of opportunities as an excuse for not doing better. "Blaming the other races does not help in any way to uplift the status of the Malays within the country," Mr Yusof wrote in an editorial.

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