t Double Yellow's Musings: S. Rajaratnam Passes Away
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

S. Rajaratnam Passes Away

Former Singapore Deputy Prime Minister, S. Rajaratnam has passed away. Just 3 days shy of his 91st birthday, he died of heart failure.

Sinnathamby Rajaratnam was born on 25 Feb 1915 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He grew up in Seremban and Selangor and studied at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur and then Raffles Institution in Singapore. He worked for The Straits Times as a journalist and decided to join Singapore politics in 1959. He held positions of Minister of Culture, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Labour, Second Deputy Minister of Singapore and Senior Minister.

Lets not forget the old guard…

Channelnewsasia Report
Channelnewsasia Obituary – there is a place to send condolence messages and also view a video
Wikipedia Entry

2 Comments:

Blogger Fleck said...

Let's silence one minute to give respect. (at your own time).

5:45 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey fleck, totally agree!

8:51 AM  

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