Tay Eng Soon

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Tay Eng Soon
Personal details
Born 20 January 1940
Died 5 August 1993(1993-08-05) (aged 53)
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Alma mater Anglo-Chinese School
Profession Politician
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tay.

Tay Eng Soon (20 January 1940 – 5 August 1993) was a Singaporean politician.

History[edit]

Tay was educated at the Anglo-Chinese School. A member of the People's Action Party, he was Senior Minister of State (Education) in the 1980s[1] until his death in office.[2]

Legacy[edit]

One of the two libraries in the Singapore Institute of Management has been named after him, in recognition of Tay's contributions to the SIM's UK Open University Degree Programme.[3]

The Tay Eng Soon Health Sciences Award[4] and Tay Eng Soon Medal[5] are most likely also named after him.

Tay's daughter, Lucy Toh, is the current principal of the Saint Andrew's Secondary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "新加坡资优教育介绍". Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Tien Mui Mun (2002-11-06). "Tay Eng Soon". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board Singapore. 
  3. ^ "SIM Library: About Us". Singapore Institute of Management. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital". Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ex-Hong Kah Lite awarded Outstanding Graduate in ITE". Hong Kah Secondary School. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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