SINGAPORE: Rise of the Reds

When outspokenly anti-Communist Lim Yew Hock took over as Singapore's chief minister nearly two years ago, many of the colony's more responsible citizens thought the worst was over. Chief Minister Lim moved firmly to break up Communist infiltration of Singapore's Chinese middle schools, responded to a wave of Red-inspired riots by jailing a hot-eyed Communist agitator named Lim Chin Siong.

But though Lim Chin Siong is still lodged behind the towering grey walls of Changi prison, his colleagues on the outside are still working untiringly to build up popular support for his People's Action Party. "Singapore," said a Western diplomat recently,...

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