FORMER Penang chief minister Tun Lim Chong Eu and ex-MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik are among 10 recipients of the Exemplary Malaysians Hokkien Award, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
The others are YTL Corp patriarch Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay, palm oil king Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, Tan Sri Tong Yoke Kim, Sarawak-based timber tycoon Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King, Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan of Hong Leong Group, philanthropist Tan Sri Kuek Ho Yao, property tycoon Tan Sri Low Keng Seng and Chinese educationist Datuk Sim Mow Yu.
The award was established in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of The Federation of Hokkien Association of Malaysia.
Organising chairman Tan Kim Leong said another 40 people from the Hokkien clan would also be presented the Outstanding Malaysians Hokkien Award.
However, he said the 40 names would be announced at a grand award-giving ceremony at Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort in Putrajaya on Sunday.
He said the recipients were selected based on their excellent performance in their respective fields as well as their great contributions to the society and country.
He said it took them almost a year to come out with the list of recipients.
Youngest organ donor
> The daily also reported that a four-year-old child is the youngest to register as an organ donor. The child was among 32 people registered as organ donors during a campaign in Triang, Pahang, organised by Triang Lions Clubs International Malaysia on Wednesday.
Organ donation division chief Wei Tian Song said the registration form of the child was completed and signed by the parents.
He said their move proved that people were more aware of the importance of donating their organs.
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