• Short Summary

    THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE SOF INTERVIEW WITH DR. TOH CHIN CHYE ONE OF THE FOUNDERS?

  • Description

    THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE SOF INTERVIEW WITH DR. TOH CHIN CHYE ONE OF THE FOUNDERS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1954. DR. TOH, WHO IS A READER IN PHYSIOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, IS ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THE PARTY'S POLICY AND HAS PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE PARTY'S ACTIVITIES ALTHOUGH HE HAS SHUNNED PUBLICITY AND POSITIONS.

    THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY WON 43 OUT OF 51 SEATS FOR AN ALL-ELECTED LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR SINGAPORE WHICH GRANTS THE ISLAND FULL INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE PARTY WILL, THEREFORE, FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE. ELECTIONS WERE HELD ON 30TH MAY AND BY THE TIME YOU RECEIVE THIS FILM, YOU WOULD HAVE ALREADY HEARD ABOUT THE FORMATION OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    DR. TOH ALSO CONTESTED THE ELECTION AND DEFEATED HIS TWO RIVALS WITH A HUGE MAJORITY. IT'S UNCERTAIN WHETHER HE WILL ACCEPT MINISTERIAL POST, OR WOULD PREFER TO CONTINUE TO WORK QUIETLY. CUE: STARTS: .."THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY......
    q. 1 AND ANSWER
    Q. 2 AND ANSWER
    Q. 3 AND ANSWER
    Q. 4 ANSWER ... ENDS ..........SINGAPORE REPRESENTATIVE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA628JNTV5MDJQNPRE11A64E6JL
    Media URN:
    VLVA628JNTV5MDJQNPRE11A64E6JL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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