Episode 45: The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Who is Lim Chin Siong?
Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, Research Associate, Centre for Global History, University of Oxford
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It is only just barely an exaggeration to say that Lee Kuan Yew’s primary reason to pursue merger was to defeat Lim Chin Siong; as a result of this, the lives of millions of people in four different territories would be changed forever. But who is Lim Chin Siong? What did he believe? And why was he so feared that the British, Federation, and PAP leaders would disrupt their stable arrangements to defeat him? In this episode, PJ Thum explores Lim in his own words, and seeks the beliefs behind the man.
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