SINGAPORE: Lee Tee Tong (or Lee Tse Tong, 李诗东), a former Barisan Socialis Member of Parliament for Bukit Timah, who was once detained for 18 years under the Internal Security Act (ISA), has passed away at the age of 92.
According to Singapore’s Chinese media outlet Lianhe Zaobao, Mr Lee’s wife, Huang Liang Qin, revealed during an interview at the wake on Monday (18 Dec) that Mr Lee passed away in the early hours at Tan Tock Seng Hospital due to pneumonia.
Mr Lee was born in 1931 in Wenchang, Hainan. At the age of eight, he crossed the seas to settle in Singapore.
Struggling against impoverished circumstances, he entered the workforce at 16, holding diverse roles such as a construction worker, a power saw operator, an employee serving Westerners, and a baker.
Lee Tee Tong held several significant positions throughout his career, notably serving as the Paid Secretary of the Singapore Bus Workers’ Union and a Central Committee Member of the Singapore Association of Trade Unions (SATU).
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