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Flashback Friday: Former Education Minister Lee Chiaw Meng dies on May 23, 2001

Published on May 23, 2014 6:46 PM
 
Dr Lee Chiaw Meng attending a freshmen tea party in the Ngee Ann Technical College. After a two-and-a-half year battle with duodenum cancer, former Education Minister Lee Chiaw Meng, 64, died at National University Hospital in 2001. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

After a two-and-a-half year battle with duodenum cancer, former Education Minister Dr Lee Chiaw Meng, 64, died at National University Hospital (NUH).

Duodenum cancer is a cancer in the beginning section of the small intestine.

Born in Singapore, Dr Lee studied at Catholic High and Chung Cheng High. After obtaining a PhD in engineering from the University of London in 1965, he returned to Singapore to join Singapore Polytechnic as a lecturer in civil engineering.

He entered politics in 1968 when he became Member of Parliament for Farrer Park after defeating Workers' Party candidate M. P. D. Nair in the General Election.

 
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