Merdeka Memories

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Merdeka Memories

Abd Rahman Khan Gulap Khan, Former Police Officer

Born in 1951, Abd Rahman Khan Gulap Khan is a former police officer. He describes some of the memorable cases he encountered as he worked his way ...

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In this special podcast series called Merdeka Memories, listen to the stories of Singapore’s Merdeka Generation. Through the experiences of these men and women born in the 1950s, relive their struggles and opportunities while they grew up in post-independence Singapore. How their life has defined and strengthened the Singapore spirit?

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Abd Rahman Khan Gulap Khan, Former Police Officer

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Jacintha Abisheganaden, Singer

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Gregory Loh, Grocer

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Mel Ferdinands, Music Specialist

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Josephine Chia, Author

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Robert Fernando, Vocalist

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David Yeo, Singapore Red Cross Volunteer

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Susan Ng, Radio Presenter

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Chua Yen Ching, Deputy Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education

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