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... As a member of the Legislative Council, Lim wanted opium banned, forming the Anti-Opium Society ... However, opium was not banned until 1943 during the Japanese occupation of Singapore ... The British reasoned that imposing a ban on opium would mean that the government would lose a source of income from the tax on opium ...
Famous quotes containing the word opium:
“A man, said Oliver Cromwell, never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going. Dreams and drunkenness, the use of opium and alcohol are the semblance and counterfeit of this oracular genius, and hence their dangerous attraction for men. For the like reason they ask the aid of wild passions, as in gaming and war, to ape in some manner these flames and generosities of the heart.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)