….born in Singapore in 1909, went to an Anglo-Chinese School in Swatow, China, before returning to study at the Raffles Institute at age 16. He was actively supporting the Chinese by organising relief funds and the boycott of Japanese goods after the Japanese attacked in 1937. His commitment to Chinese resistance increased with the Japanese invasion of Malaya. Just before the fall of Singapore he and other community leaders who were targeted by the Japanese sailed via Sumatra for India. There he was recruited by Force 136… (read more here)
Here’s a photo of the famous Colonel Lim Bo Seng (in case some of you were wondering what he looked like).
We thank Prof Dr Lee Kok Onn for sharing this with us. Anyone remember this textbook?