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Veteran opposition politician Wong Wee Nam passes away at age 72

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Veteran opposition politician Wong Wee Nam passed away on Saturday (7 Sept) at the age of 72, after battling Parkinson’s disease for the past several years.

A prominent socio-political observer and commentator, Dr Wong contested the 1997 General Election under the National Solidarity Party (NSP) ticket.

He later maintained close relations with the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and the party has said that the late Dr Wong’s views influenced many of the ideas in its policy papers, particularly on its policies pertaining to healthcare.

Dr Wong, a medical doctor by profession, has contributed to SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan’s book ‘Teacher Thinker Rebel Why’. Last year, Dr Wong published a book, entitled ‘Thoughts from a Gilded Cage’. He has also contributed his views to socio-political publications like The Online Citizen.

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Dr Wong is resting at Singapore Casket Level 3, Pearl Hall (131 Lavender Street). His wake visiting hours are 2pm to 10pm on Monday and Tuesday (9-10 Sept).

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