Rumours are going around about Chan Chun Sing’s mother. Last Sunday, I overheard from an uncle sitting next table saying PAP is now pushing Chan Chun Sing up because he is the son of LKY’s sister Monica Lee.
I happened to know Chan Chun Sing personally. We attended the same church some 20+ years ago. The church organised a Bible study class for both of us as we were the newcomers.
The Chan Chun Sing that I knew then was an army captain. He took public transport like most people. He is known to be a presidential scholar. But no one ever said he is LKY’s nephew. If he is what the rumours said, everyone would have been talking about it in the church.
Nonetheless, I could be wrong. Mr Chan could have been hiding his real identity so well that no one in the church knows about it. After all, it is not a big church.
So I decided to to do some search online. Lo, and behold, look what I’ve found. A new clip in 1988 where Chan Chun Sing, 19 then, was interviewed by the Straits Time for scoring four distinctions in the A level exam.
Straits Times news cutting dated 20th Nov 1988 mentioning Chan Chun Sing’s mother, Madam Kwong Kait Fong
Right in the middle there is a paragraph that says “Family; Madam Kwong Kait Fong, 50, his (Chan Chun Sing) mother, is a machine operator in a plastics company. Sister Siew Yin, 24, us a third-year student at NTI.”
To be sure, I did a google search for Madam Kwong Kait Fong and found this Facebook post. It was posted by MacPherson Primary Alumni dated 15th Nov 2014 sharing a post by Mr Chan himself congratulating two students of their achievement in spite of their financial situation. The caption of the post is as follows.’