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Updated: 11/26/2012 06:17 | By Channel NewsAsia

Early S’pore politician remembered at school’s anniversary

Early S’pore politician remembered at school’s anniversary


Early S’pore politician remembered at school’s anniversary

SINGAPORE: The late Ahmad Ibrahim is remembered as a politician in Singapore’s history who garnered the support of all races at a time when communal relations were sensitive and volatile.

The school named after him celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam launched a heritage gallery at the school on Sunday evening.

The gallery captures the history of Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, as well as the school.

Both men served as "Assemblyman" for Sembawang, though some 25 years apart.

Mr Ahmad Ibrahim served as Minister for Health and Labour before his death in 1962.

His wife and other family members witnessed the opening at Sunday night’s event.

Also launched as part of the school’s celebrations was a student centre by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law and Member of Parliament for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency K Shanmugam.

— CNA/xq

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