Yong Nyuk Lin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yong.
Yong Nyuk Lin
杨玉麟
Yong Nyuk Lin (1965).jpg
Yong Nyuk Lin as minister of Health in 1965.
Minister of Education
In office
5 June 1959 – 18 October 1963
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Ong Pang Boon
Minister of Health
In office
18 October 1963 – 1968
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Preceded by K.M. Byrnes
Personal details
Born (1918-06-24)24 June 1918
Seremban, British Malaya
Died 29 June 2012(2012-06-29) (aged 94)
Singapore
Political party People's Action Party (1959-1980)
Spouse(s) Kwa Geok Lan
(柯玉兰) (1939-2012, his death)
Children 2 daughters
Alma mater Raffles College


Yong Nyuk Lin (simplified Chinese: 杨玉麟; traditional Chinese: 楊玉麟; pinyin: Yáng Yùlín; 24 June 1918-29 June 2012) was a Singaporean politician.[1] He was born in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia and studied in Singapore. He was the general manager of Overseas Assurance Company when he resigned to stand for elections in 1959. He became the Member of Parliament for Geylang West. He was in Singapore's first cabinet and served as a minister from 1959 to 1976. His portfolios included Education, Health and Communications. From 1975 to 1977, Mr. Yong was appointed Singapore's High Commissioner to UK.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yong Nyuk Lin, member of Singapore's first Cabinet, dies". Channel NewsAsia. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Cabinet Changes Over The Decade" (PDF). National Archives of Singapore. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
new post
Minister for Education
1959-1963
Succeeded by
Ong Pang Boon
Preceded by
K.M. Byrnes
Minister for Health
1963-1968
Succeeded by
Chua Sian Chin
Preceded by
new post
Minister for Communications
1968-1975
Succeeded by
Lim Kim San
Preceded by
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High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
1975-1977
Succeeded by
Jek Yeun Thong
Parliament of Singapore
New constituency Member of Parliament for Geylang West SMC
1959-1980
Succeeded by
Teh Cheang Wan