Born Dec 1918 in Kuantan. Brief information about parents. Studied in Chinese school in Kuantan and then at Yang Zheng School (YZS) in Singapore. Consciousness about affairs in China. Personality of father. Activities at YZS. Student union activities in early 1930s. Arrested by police for demonstrating and detained until he was bailed out. Returned to Standard 5 and 7 at Kuantan. Entered Raffles College in 1937. Teachers at YZS. Books with political influence that he was introduced to in 1937. Newspapers read. Malayan Communist Party (MCP).