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Bernard Rodrigues

Bernard Rodrigues (15 March 1933 – 17 August 2015) was a Singaporean politician. Rodrigues represented Telok Blangah as a legislative assemblyman in the 1st Parliament of Singapore from 1965 till 1968.[1] He was a founding member of the People's Action Party and helped establish the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).[2] Rodrigues argued that making the NTUC effective was in the best interest of Singapore, as it would be a constructive alternative to pro-Communist movements. In 1966, he campaigned for government employees to receive their entitled backpay, clashing with Lim Kim San who discouraged such a move.[3] Rodrigues relocated to Sydney, Australia in 1972.[2]

Bernard Rodrigues
Born(1933-03-15)March 15, 1933
DiedAugust 17, 2015(2015-08-17) (aged 82)
Known forPolitician


  1. ^ "List of MPs by Parliament". Parliament of Singapore. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Salleh, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad (August 24, 2015). "Founding PAP member and union leader, Mr Bernard Rodrigues, has died". The Strait Times. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Latif, Asad (2009). Lim Kim San: A Builder of Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. pp. 153–156. ISBN 978-9812309280.