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Ong Pang Boon (1929 – )

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Ong Pang Boon studied in the University of Malaya in Singapore (now the National University of Singapore) and graduated in 1954. During his studies, Ong became friends with Lee Kuan Yew who was the lawyer defending several university students accused of sedition. In 1955, Ong was asked by Lee to become the PAP’s full-time organising secretary. In the 1959 elections, Ong Pang Boon became the MP for Telok Ayer and Minister for Home Affairs.

Dr Goh Keng Swee (1918 – )

Have you visited the Jurong Bird Park? This park would not have been built if it were not for Goh Keng Swee. But Dr Goh, with a Ph D in Economics, played much more important roles for Singapore. As Minister of Finance, he was the guiding force in developing Singapore into the financial and industrial hub it is today. He also played a big role in developing Singapore’s defence capabilities.

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The pictures show Ong Pang Boon (top) and Dr Goh Keng Swee (bottom)
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Written by victorkoo

18 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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