Tag Archives: The Battle for Merger

LIM CHIN SIONG WAS NEVER A COMMUNIST?

"It was a well-known fact that Lim Chin Siong, the former general secretary of the powerful Singapore Factory & Shop Workers Union was the undisputed leader of the communist united front and controlled the mass base. Lee Kuan Yew could not have been unaware of this fact and knew that he had to depend on Lim Chin Siong and his mass base to advance his political ambition."

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REMEMBERING THE IMPACT “BATTE FOR MERGER” SPEECHES MADE

Retiree Patrick Ng, 72, who was also at the event, recalled the conviction with which Mr Lee delivered his speeches. Then aged 19, he would wait eagerly for the broadcasts on Radio Singapore. He said: "Mr Lee is a very effective orator and I listened attentively to every one of his talks." The speeches made quite a splash because Mr Lee named names and revealed much about the communists' workings, said Institute of Southeast Asian Studies visiting senior research fellow Leon Comber.

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