Goh Keng Swee

Goh Keng Swee

Goh Keng Swee was the second Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore between 1973 and 1984, and a Member of Parliament for the Kreta Ayer constituency for a quarter of a century. Born in Malacca in the Straits Settlements into a Peranakan family, he came to Singapore at the age of two years. He was a student at Raffles College and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his interest in politics began during his time in London where he met fellow students seeking independence for British Malaya. From 1945 onwards he worked for the Department of Social Welfare, eventually rising to become its Director. In 1958 he resigned from the Civil Service to work full-time for the ... more on Wikipedia

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