Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Singapore's first political film, Straits Times, June 11, 1959
STRAITS TIMES, June 11, 1959 (page 16)
SINGAPORE, Wed - Singapore's Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and his eight Cabinet colleagues are stars of a new film which will be shown before the end of this week.
The film - to introduce the new Cabinet - is being produced by Cathay Keris Films. It was ordered by the Minister for Culture.
The Ministers were filmed "on location" yesterday in the City Hall's committee room for the film, directed by Mr. Tom Hodge, chief of the film company.
The film with a running time of about 10 minutes is expected to be screened at all Singapore cinemas, said Mr. G.G. Thomson, the Director of Information Services.
The Straits Times picture shows (from left): Mr K.M. Byrne, Inche Ahmad Ibrahim, Dr. Toh Chin Chye, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Mr. Ong Eng Guan, Dr. Goh Keng Swee