SINGAPORE: The family and close friends of Mr Chua Sian Chin bade farewell to the late politician at the Church of St Teresa, Kampong Bahru Road, on Tuesday.
Mr Chua died of heart failure last Wednesday. He was 81.
Speaking at his funeral service, they spoke of Mr Chua's sincerity, kindness and of his devotion to his family.
Former top-ranking civil servant JY Pillay was one of those who spoke at Mr Chua's service, recalling fondly their university days together.
Mr Pillay described Mr Chua, who served as minister for health, home affairs and education, as reserved, but someone who had a keen interest in current affairs from a young age.
Mr Lee Suan Yew, brother of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, also gave a moving eulogy of his close friend, calling him intelligent, dependable and sincere.
He said Mr Chua promoted bilingualism, improved public health and strengthened the penal codes during his time in government. - CNA/de
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