Ever since PAP came to power, it has been endeavouring to depoliticize Singapore, hoping to make everyone a mercenary creature. Making Singaporeans forget about our collective history, to be oblivious to giants, are few aspects of such depolitization.
Today, the only "great man" Singaporeans are more aware is Lee Kuan Yew, who is actually a rascal. Other than him, Singaporeans can name a few more including Stamford Raffles or probably Lim Bo Seng without knowing finer details about their life.
The protagonist of this article Robert Kho-Seng Lim, is the greatest, the most intelligent, the most courageous, the most virtuous......etc Singaporean ever. He is forgotten by every Singaporeans, because Lee Kuan Yew desires such thing to happen. His name is not mentioned in textbook, nor in mass media.
Ironically. he was fondly remembered by doctors in China and Taiwan. The best doctors are his students. PRC and ROC medical school fight hard to claim Lim as their heritage.
Lim's Popularity on Internet
|30,600 results on Google|
|50,800 results on Baidu|
|1924-1938||Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Peking Union Medical College (the best doctor school and hospital in China even until today, Lim was the first Chinese HOD)|
|1926||Founded Chinese Physiological Society 中国生理学会|
|1930s||President of the Chinese Medical Association and Chairman of the North China Council for Rural Reconstruction|
|1939-1941||Director, Emergency Medical Service Training School|
|1942||Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences|
|1945-1949 ||China Military's Surgeon General and Lieutenant (Chief MO), holding rankof Lieutenant General|
|1946||Founded National Defense Medical Center 国防医学院 |
(now the premier institution of medical training and pharma industries in Taiwan )
|1948||Offered portfolio of Ministry of Health of China but he turned down.|
Great Britain: 1914-1915 Star; General Service Medal, Victory Medal, 1918
United States: Legion of Merit, Officer Grade, 1943; Medal of Freedom with
Silver Palms, 1946
Republic of China: Kan Ching Medal; Chung Ching Medal; Sheng Li Medal;
Yun Hui Order, 1st Class; Victory Medal, 1945
Greatest Scientist from Singapore
Lim was the greatest scientist not only in Singapore, but the Numero Uno Chinese scientist. He is the first Chinese and ONLY Singaporean to be made associate ( equivalent to member because member is only given to US citizen) of US National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Many Singaporeans have no idea about the prestige of NAS membership. To put it simply, it is ultra-prestigious, probably next to Nobel prize in terms of commending natural science achievements. During the period of 37 years, from 1942 to 1979, merely 8 Chinese were members of NAS. Out of these 8, 4 or 50% of them won the Nobel prize.
Robert Kho-Seng Lim
|1964||李政道||Tsung-Dao Lee||Nobel prize|
|1965||楊振寧||Chen-Ning Franklin Yang||Nobel prize|
|1977||丁肇中||Samuel C. C. Ting||Nobel prize|
|1978||田炳耕||Ping King Tien|
|1979||李遠哲||Yuan-Tseh Lee||Nobel prize|
Singaporeans are intelligent. Why are we not producing any more academic giants after PAP and the MOE laid their hands on educating us?
TO BE CONTINUED