‘Barisan Sosialis Malaya’, Volume 281

The Barisan Sosialis (Socialist Front) was a political party formed in 1961 by the former left-wing members of the People’s Action Party (PAP). Barisan was led by Lee Siew Choh and Lim Chin Siong, and was the main opposition party in self-governing Singapore. In the 1963 General Elections, the party won 13 of the 51 seats contested. In the 1965 by-elections, the PAP had a decisive win over Barisan. The party boycotted the 1968 elections, only to contest in the1972 elections with no success. Barisan Sosialis eventually dissolved in 1988.

Date/Period
1960s
Region
Singapore and Malaysia
Dimension
Object size: H: 1.3 cm x W: 18.1 cm x D: 25.6 cm
Accession No.
1994-05703
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Rare Books

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