On 22 April 1890, the society held its third meeting, and the Straits Medical Association was formally adopted as the society's name.

 


 

The Rendel proposals were accepted by the British Government and served as the basis of a new Constitution that gave Singapore a greater measure of self-government. The proposed Legislative Council was modelled after the British Westminster system. The local leaders, most of whom were educated in British universities, felt comfortable with the proposed system and accepted it. The Legislative Council came into being on 22 April 1955.

 


 

As vital to the SAF as a fighting-fit uniformed force are our medical officers. A badly trained and inadequately staffed military medical organisation will have an adverse impact on the well-being and health of our soldiers. This in turn would affect their performance and morale during peacetime and wartime. It was precisely because the SAF understood this that the School of Military Medicine (SMM) was officially set up on 22 April 1968. Then Minister of Health, Mr Chua Sian Chin perceived the establishment of the SMM as the right step towards producing capable and trained medical officers and orderlies who will cater to the peacetime and wartime medical needs of the SAF. On 28 April 2006 was the official inauguration of SAF Medical Training Institute (SMTI) by LTC (Dr) Robin Low, Commander SMTI.

 


 

 

Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong, then acting Minister for Health, launched the Singapore Visioncare programme on 22 April 1990.

 


 

The Asian Civilisations museum was first opened on 22 April 1997, housed at the Old Tao Nan School building. At that time its exhibits centered mostly on the Chinese civilisation. When Empress Place Building building was restored, the museum moved its main branch there on 2 March 2003. This allows it to expand its collection to cover other areas in Asia. The branch housed at the Old Tao Nan School building is now the Peranakan Museum.

 


 

Singapore Democratic Party was founded in 1980 by Chiam See Tong, who as Secretary-General became the party's first Member of Parliament (MP) in 1984 when he was elected as MP for Potong Pasir. At the 1991 general election, the party's best ever performance, two further SDP members, Ling How Doong and Cheo Chai Chen, were elected to Parliament giving the party a total of three MPs. However, Chiam fell out with the party's Central Executive Committee in 1993 and subsequently left the party in December 1996. He was succeeded by Chee Soon Juan, who has remained the Secretary-General since the SDP's Ordinary Party Conference in 1995. In March 2006, just before the 2006 general election, the party appeared to be cracking from within after Chee Soon Juan was jailed after failing to pay a fine for contempt of court. SDP's chairman at that time, Ling How Doong, was quoted as saying that the party "would be run even better" without Chee, meaning that the SDP was not just a one-man show and could survive and even thrive without its leader. Chee's sister Chee Siok Chin. also a party member, confirmed that the party remained united. Nevertheless, the Party continued its preparations for the 2006 general election, choosing to target Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Sembawang GRC over the National Kidney Foundation Scandal and to ride on the public backlash at the time. The party subsequently published an editorial in the New Democrat questioning the PAP's credibility over the issue. As a result, the SDP found itself sued for defamation on 22 April 2006, just two days after the nomination of its candidates to stand in Sembawang GRC and Bukit Panjang SMC, and was told to pay damages and publish an apology by 26 April 2006.

 

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_
Democratic_Party)