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PAP potential MP still bitter over not getting Maths prize in P5

Two years ago, during an interview with the ST (‘To be a CEO, read martial arts novels’, 13 May 2012), Mr Chong told the reporter that he was still feeling upset about not getting a prize for scoring the highest marks in mathematics when he was in Primary 5. Then, at the now defunct Kim Keat Primary School, he scored the highest marks for mathematics and Chinese among his Primary 5 cohorts. But his teacher told him he had won one prize too many and gave the maths award to another pupil who had finished half a mark behind. “I didn’t argue with the teacher but I was very upset,” recalled Mr Chong. “The fact that I still remember it with such clarity shows that I am still disturbed by it.”

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