SINGAPORE: Former People's Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament Chor Yeok Eng has died, the party said on Thursday (Jul 21). He was 86.
In a post on Facebook, PAP said Mr Chor - who was an Old Guard member - died early on Thursday morning.
Mr Chor joined the PAP in 1955, and was among the first batch of 43 PAP assemblymen in 1959. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Jurong from 1959 to 1963, and Member of Parliament for Bukit Timah from 1966 to 1984. He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Environment during his time in politics, PAP said.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1990 for his many contributions to the country, PAP added, describing him as a "steadfast party loyalist".