Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 34071
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2021/10/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/10/12-13 [Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:34071 Activity:high
10/12   WWII hero:
        \_ Bud Day was more heroic.
2021/10/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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2012/7/25-10/17 [Reference/History/WW2/Japan, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:54444 Activity:nil
        Japan rules!
        \_ Fifteen years ago I worked there for seven months.  I miss Japan!
           (I'm Chinese immigrant.)  More facts:
           - Besides cold drinks, vending machines also carry hot drinks like
             hot tea and corn soup.  And they are actually hot instead of warm.
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He studied at Raffles Institution and the n went on to Hong Kong University. Anti-Japanese activist An active leader in anti-Japanese activities during World War II, he firs t antagonised the Japanese by helping to collect funds to fight against their aggression in China. Being head of the labour Services Corps, he p rovided the British government with labourers for the war effort before the Japanese invasion. Resistance fighter When war broke out in Asia, he led the Mobilisation Council which provide d Chinese labour for defence construction and formed the Chinese Liaison Committee for civil defence. After the Japanese capture of Singapore, L im escaped to India where he was trained to fight in the jungle and late r recruited resistance fighters, drawn mainly from the Kuomintang, for F orce 136. Known also as the Dalforce or Singapore Chinese Anti-Japanese Volunteer Battalion, it was a special operations force formed by the Bri tish in June 1942 to infiltrate and attack enemy lines. Some of these men trained in India were sent secretly by submarine in 194 3 to Malaya where they established contact with the communist controlled MPAJA (Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army). During one infiltration tr ip in March 1944, Lim was captured by the Japanese while trying to warn other operatives that they should escape. He was betrayed by triple agen t, Lai Teck, leader of the Malayan Communist Party. Lim was tortured for refusing to reveal the names of MPAJA leaders who worked with him. He d ied in Batu Gajah jail in Perak on 29 June 1944 at the age of 35. Hero He was posthumously awarded the rank of Major-General by the Chinese Nati onalist Government while a special funeral was held at City Hall steps o n 13 January 1946. Syonan: Singapore Under the Japanese, 1942-45, Lee Geok Boi, Singapore He ritage Society, 1992. Colony to Nation: pieces of Singapore history, Lee Geok Boi, Ministry of Information and the Arts, 1998.