05 Jun '12, 8pm

Dr Lim Hock Siew: The passing of a patriot

The SDP has bestowed me a very great honour tonight. They have asked me to introduce to you a very remarkable man. He is Dr Lim Hock Siew. I first met him at the wake of the late Dr Lee Siew Choh in July 2002. That was 20 years after he was released from an almost 20-year detention. I saw a friend sitting at another table. She came from Australia and I went up to say “hello” to her. Dr Lim happened to be sitting at the same table and she introduced us. That was the first time I saw how he looked like. I have heard of him when I was a young boy. He was the son of a famous fishmonger in the market where I had lived. The father was famous because he had a clever son. Not a lot of poor people then had children who are doctors. I also heard of him as a young boy because of his reputation as a doctor. Not only did his clinic dispense free medicine for poor, he also gave them tra...

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