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Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 4:33:17 PM

Deserving award for active family

LOCAL computer antivirus software developer Dr Looi Hoong Thoong not only excels in cyberspace defences but also in the art of self-defence.

His family, which runs the Looi Martial Arts Taekwon-Do Centre (LMTC), was recognised as the ‘Most Active Family’ at the state-level Sports For All awards organised by the Penang Youth and Sports Department.

Dr Looi, 69, said he was honoured to receive the award at a ceremony at Cititel Hotel recently.

When asked about the motivation behind his family’s interest in martial arts, he replied that it stemmed from his desire to ensure that all members of his family would be able to defend themselves if the need ever arises.

“Therefore, I equipped them with the necessary skills since they were little to protect themselves,” added Dr Looi, a chartered architect.

Dr Looi developed the V-Buster antivirus software, which is believed to be the first Asian programme to be marketed worldwide, providing solution in the protection and recovery of critical data, including crashed and inaccessible hard disks.

His family had been running the LMTC since it was established more than 20 years ago, and the centre now has more than 500 students graduating each year.

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