Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliament Question on Singapore Citizenship of Late Mr Tan Lark Sye by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 11 September 2017



 Mr Low Thia Khiang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Singapore citizenship of the late Mr Tan Lark Sye was reinstated after it was revoked; (b) if so, what were the years in which his citizenship was revoked and reinstated; and (c) what are the reasons for the revocation and reinstatement.




The late Mr Tan Lark Sye was deprived of his Singapore citizenship in 1964.  He had engaged in activities prejudicial to the security and public order of Malaya and Singapore, in particular, in advancing the Communist cause.  There has been no change in his Singapore citizenship status since then.


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