Times, June 2, 1959
Excerpt from report
Kuan Yew, secretary-general of the People's Action
Party, will be Singapore's first Prime Minister.
Crowds gathered outside Government House when it was
known that Mr Lee Kuan Yew had been summoned there by
in open white shirt, Mr Lee drove through the huge
iron gates at 11 am in his black Mercedes Benz. He
was at the wheel himself.
Shouts of "Merdeka" greeted Mr Lee as he
drove through the crowd who had waited outside the
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