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Chor Yeok Eng
Thomas Chor Yeok Eng
29 January 1930
|Died||21 July 2016 (aged 86)|
|Political party||People's Action Party (1959-1984)|
Beside elective office, Chor was Chairman of People's Action Party Bukit Timah Branch in 1979.
Member of Parliament (1959–1963, 1966 to 1984)
Chor served two separate stints in Parliament. He was first elected in 1959 as the member of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore for the constituency of Jurong but was defeated in 1963. He was elected as a member of the Parliament of Singapore for Bukit Timah Single Member Constituency serving from 1966 to 1984.
- 1961–1963 Parliamentary Secretary for the National Development
- 1966–1972 Parliamentary Secretary for Health
- 1963–1966 Political Secretary for Health
- 1972–1982 Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Environment
Chor was considered as one of the 'Old Guard', the first generation of leaders of independent state of Singapore. He was one of its remaining living members, outliving former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, along with others like Othman Wok, Ong Pang Boon and Jek Yeun Thong.
Chor has three daughters, two sons, three grandsons and two great-grandsons. A year before his death, Chor was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Chor died on 21 July 2016 at Singapore General Hospital, aged 86.
Honours and awards
- Kam, Leong Weng (21 July 2016). "First-generation PAP MP Chor Yeok Eng dies, aged 86". www.straitstimes.com. The Straits Times. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Portrait of Mr. Chor Yeok Eng, Member of Parliamentary for Bukit Timah - BookSG - National Library Board, Singapore". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- Lam, Peng Er and Tan, Kevin (Ed.) (2000). Lee's lieutenants : Singapore's old guard. Singapore: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-172-8
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