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General elections were held in 1959 to form a new government. The People’s Action Party (PAP) won 43 out of 51 constituencies. This victory enabled the PAP to form the government.

As leader of the PAP, Lee Kuan Yew became Singapore’s Prime Minister. The enlarged portion of the stamp below shows him (extreme right) with the other Ministers.

The enlarged picture shows the Ministers (from left):

1. Yong Nyuk Lin (Education)

2. Ong Eng Guan (National Development)

3. S. Rajaratnam (Culture)

4. Ahmad bin Ibrahim (Health)

5. Ong Pang Boon (Home Affairs)

6. Goh Keng Swee (Finance)

7. Toh Chin Chye (Deputy PM)

8. K.M. Bryne (Law and Labour)

9. Lee Kuan Yew (Prime Minister)

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Written by victorkoo

22 December, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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