Lim Chin Siong


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Lim Chin Siong

Lim Chin Siong Death

Lim passed away on February 5, 1996 at the age of 62 in Singapore.

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    February 5, 1996
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Lim Chin Siong Birthday and Date of Death

Lim Chin Siong was born on February 28, 1933 and died on February 5, 1996. Lim was 62 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: February 28, 1933
Date of Death: February 5, 1996
Age at Death: 62

Lim Chin Siong - Biography

Lim Chin Siong (Alternative spelling: Lim Ching Siong; Chinese: 林清祥; pinyin: Lín Qīng Xiáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Tshinn-siông; 28 February 1933 – 5 February 1996) was an influential leftwing politician and trade union leader in Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s. He co-founded the People's Action Party in 1954, and galvanised many trade unions in support of the party with his popularity. He remains the youngest parliamentarian of Singapore to be elected. However, Lim's political career was cut short by two detentions without trial after being labelled a Communist: first, in 1956 to 1959, when under Lim Yew Hock he was arrested; and second, from 1963 to 1969, under Operation Coldstore. He was released in 1969 after he attempted suicide in prison, on the condition that he renounce politics for good.