Never Miss a Good Deal!

So apparently in Aug 1949, there was a World Festival of Youth in Budapest where the Soviets used the Hungarians as hosts for this communist organised rally. The International Students Union in Britain invited groups in Britain to participate. Some Malayan and Singaporean students including Goh Keng Swee, Dennis Lee ( LKY’s brother) and Maurice Baker went because it was the chance for a cheap holiday (they only needed to pay for the cost of a return rail fare). 
They were somehow tricked into varying a banner which said, “Malaya fights for freedom”, and as a result, British Intelligence sent their names to the Special Branch in case they became troublemakers after returning home. 
I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read this in LKY’s memoirs. Going for something because it’s a chance for a cheap hol! Hahaha. That’s SO SINGAPOREAN! ROFL!

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