He managed only a D7 grade for O-level English and failed to make the cut for junior college, yet MP Liang Eng Hwa - who eventually took the polytechnic route - worked his way up to become a senior bank executive.
The MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC admits spending more time as a teenager catching spiders and fish from the stream near his family's rented Woodlands house than reading English books.
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