Episode 31: The Big Kelong
Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, University of Oxford
Working with the British and Lee Kuan Yew, Lim Yew Hock had successfully crushed the left-wing anticolonial movement. But this was strictly temporary. Eventually an election would have to be called, and the left-wing would be able to contest the election. In this episode, PJ Thum explains how British Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd, Lim, and Lee, used secret collusion and legal manoeuvres to fix up the 1959 election.
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