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Yusof Ishak

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Yusof Ishak

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  • Yusof Ishak Secondary School, which was opened by then prime minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 29 July 1966, is named in his honour.
  • Before becoming the president, he worked as a journalist and then founded Malay newspaper Utusan Melayu. He aimed to educate the Malay community with information and his family had to pawn their jewellery to help him raise money.
  • He left the Utusan Melayu to grow orchids, which was his hobby.

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