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Yong Nyuk Lin (1918 – )

Born in Seremban in Negri Sembilan, Yong Nyuk Lin studied in Singapore. He was the general manager of the Overseas Assurance Company in 1959 when he resigned to stand for elections. After the elections he became the MP for Geylang West and Minister for Education. In later years, he served as the Minister for Health and Minister for Communications.

Ong Eng Guan (1925 – )

Ong Eng Guan was Singapore’s first mayor. He was elected in the 1957 City Council elections. However, meetings in City Hall turned out to be so chaotic that two years later the City Council was dismantled. The same year in 1959, he stood for elections and became the MP for Hong Lim Constituency and Minister for National Development.

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The pictures show Yong Nyuk Lin (top) and Ong Eng Guan (bottom).
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Written by victorkoo

16 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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