The Man Who Industrialised Penang

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This article first appeared in our July 2010 issue.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles.

A politician may point the way, but without competent and dedicated civil servants to do the work, not much gets done. This gets truer the more adventurous the politician’s goals are. So, when Dr Lim Chong Eu envisaged Penang as the production base for international electronic firms in 1970, he was fortunate that the man he had to lead the industrialising of the state was Chet Singh.


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