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In the 1959 General Elections the People’s Action Party (PAP) won 43 out of 51 seats. With this majority, the PAP was able to form the government. The stamp here shows a row of nine men with congratulatory garlands. These nine VIPs were the ministers of the 1959 government.

The ministers (from left to right) are:
Yong Nyuk Lin, Ong Eng Guan, S Rajaratnam, Ahmad bin Ibrahim, Ong Pang Boon, Dr Goh Keng Swee, Dr Toh Chin Chye, K M Byrne and Lee Kuan Yew

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Stamp: 1998 Jul     Picture from National Archives of Singapore
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Written by victorkoo

15 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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