Ong Chit Chung

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Dr.
Ong Chit Chung
Member of Parliament
for Jurong GRC (Bukit Batok)
In office
3 November 2001 – 14 July 2008
Preceded by himself (Bukit Timah GRC - Bukit Batok ward)
Succeeded by David Ong
Personal details
Born 28 January 1949
Muar, Johore Bahru
Malaysia
Died 14 July 2008(2008-07-14) (aged 59)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Ong
Occupation Military historian
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ong (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wēng).

Ong Chit Chung (Chinese: 翁执中; pinyin: Wēng Zhízhōng; 28 January 1949 – 14 July 2008) was a Singaporean politician and Member of Parliament (MP). He was also a military historian at the National University of Singapore. Entering politics in 1988, Ong served the Bukit Batok Constituency for two terms, before the constituency became part of the Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency in 1996, and the constituency becoming a part of the Jurong Group Representation Constituency in 2001. In 1991, Ong was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs and Labour. During his twenty years in politics, Ong also served as the Chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committees for Education, Defence and Foreign Affairs.[1]

Death and tribute[edit]

Ong died at home on 14 July 2008. On 2 August 2008, Ong's alma mater, Victoria School, named a student leadership award after Ong. Called the Dr. Ong Chit Chung Leadership Award, it is awarded to high-performing students in the school. Ong's old Chief Librarian badge that was used when he was still in Victoria School, was presented by Ong's widow to the principal Low Eng Teong, and was later added to the collection in the school's heritage centre.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Foong Ming; Lynda Hong (14 July 2008), Dr Ong Chit Chung dies peacefully at home, Channel NewsAsia, retrieved 16 July 2008 
  2. ^ Dhany Osman (3 August 2008), "Award named after Ong Chit Chung", The Straits Times 

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