Memoirs of A Migrant


This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1972.

As teacher, politician, Minister of Communication and Works in both Labour Front Governments between 1955-9-1958, Principal of St. Andrew’s, educationist and leading social worker, Mr. Francis Thomas has done as much as any one man — and more than most — to shape the destiny of our young state.

Above all, it has been for his honesty and integrity (“the only honest man in the Labour Front” was Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s description of him in 1958), and for his kindliness and generosity, that the people of Singapore esteem Francis Thomas.

His memoirs are a fascinating story of one man’s active, sometimes dangerous and often major role in the dramatic history of Singapore during the past 40 years, spanning the British colonial period; the Japanese occupation; the postwar effort at democratic organisation for self-government and the tumultuous years of the two Labour Front governments preceding the take-over of power by the People’s Action Party in the general elections of 1959.

Cover Type: Softcover
Year Published: 1972
Language: English

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