Presidents Series : CV Devan Nair

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Presidents Series : CV Devan Nair
Author: Edmund Lim
Publish: 52
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814747523
Pages: 52
Language: English

Presidents Series : CV Devan Nair

3.9 rating

C.V. Devan Nair, the son of a rubber plantation clerk, rose from humble beginnings to become an outstanding union leader, a Member of Parliament, and eventually President of Singapore.

This book, which is targeted at upper primary and lower secondary pupils, describes Nair’s childhood and his years growing up in an anti-colonial household.

It also describes in detail how, during the tumultuous post-war years, Nair came to the attention of the British authorities, who were cracking down on anti-colonial activities, and ended up spending a total of about five years in detention.

It gives an excellent overview of the exciting early years of Nair’s life in the 1950s and 60s as a teacher, a unionist and an MP, and highlights his dedication and contributions to the NTUC.


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Edmund Lim is a school principal who has also taught at the National Institute of Education (Singapore). When Edmund is not busy working, he enjoys reading and typing out his ideas. He writes for both children and adults and hopes that his children's storybooks will engage and inspire readers, young and old.

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