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Dr Yeoh Ghim Seng (1918-1993)

Unlike the others, Dr Yeoh Ghim Seng is not a judge but a medical doctor – so why was he accorded a special place in parliament? That is because he was the Speaker of the House, with the special role of ensuring that debates and discussion in parliament proceeded in an orderly manner. Dr Yeoh has the distinction of being the first Asian to be appointed to the post of Professor of Surgery in Singapore.

T S Sinnathuray (1930 – )

Justice Thirugana Sampanthar Sinnathuray, also affectionately known as “Sam” Sinnathuray, studied law in University College, London before he returned to Singapore to practice law. He became a magistrate from 1956 to 1959 and was promoted to be a senior district judge in 1971. In 1978, he was appointed as a Puisne Judge and served till his retirement in 1997.

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The pictures show Dr Yeoh Ghim Seng (left) and Justice Sinnathuray (right)
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27 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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