Quote of the Week

“But believe you me, it only takes a few years to spend what your fathers and your forefathers have earned.”

~ Dr Lee Siew Choh (1917 – 2002)

Dr. Lee Siew Choh (simplified Chinese: 李绍祖; pinyin: Lǐ Shàozǔ; 1917 – 18 July 2002) was a politician and medical doctor from Singapore. Initially a member of the People’s Action Party (PAP), he became a leader of the breakaway Barisan Sosialis in 1961. After the Barisan Sosialis merged with the Workers’ Party in 1988, Lee stood as a Workers’ Party candidate in the 1988 general election and became Singapore’s first Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), serving in this role until 1991.