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Dr Toh Chin Chye (1921 – )

If Dr Toh had not been interested in politics, he would probably have been a scientist and physiology professor. In 1954, Dr Toh became the founding chairman of the People’s Action Party and stayed in politics for more than 30 years until he retired in 1988. In the 1959 elections he became the MP for Rochore and Deputy Prime Minister. Dr Toh was also responsible for a very important Singapore icon: the Singapore Flag. He headed the group which designed the flag in 1959.

K M Byrne (1913-1990)

Kenneth Michael Byrne came from a big family; he was the second of 11 sons. In the 1959 elections he became the MP for Crawford and Minister for Law & Labour. However, in the 1963 elections he lost to S T Bani of the Barisan Sosialis Party and retired from politics. He became the chairman of the Central Provident Fund.

The pictures show Dr Toh Chin Chye (top) and K M Byrne (bottom)


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19 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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