17 Jun '11, 4pm

[TOC] The true genius of Chiam See Tong

[TOC] The true genius of Chiam See Tong

by: Dana Lam, Potong Pasir Voter/ Etched in my memory is an image of a lone and visibly worn Mr Chiam See Tong submitting to a yawn in a corner of a counting centre at the end of polling day under the headline, Loneliness in Defeat (ST 12 February 1979). The stillness in photographer Yow Yun Woh’s snapshot of the independent candidate for Potong Pasir in an unguarded moment in 1979 drives home for me the full fathom of Mr Chiam’s endeavour, and that of other individuals like him. The inspiration to take on the ruling party’s well-entrenched monopoly of parliament, not to mention, the Singaporean imagination could not have been lightly made! The uneven terrain aside, Opposition candidates are wont to encounter the full ruling party artillery and Mr Chiam was taking it on alone. Commitment, resilience and a thick hide are pre-requisites of Opposition politicians more so than...

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