The ‘Father of Penang’


Penang’s first Chief Minister Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee kickstarted the state’s industrialisation and planned for the Penang Bridge and Universiti Sains Malaysia but his legacy is lost in the shadow of his charismatic successor. His son, Peter Wong, sets the record straight in an interview with Sunday Star. 

INSIDE the double-storey residence of Penang’s first Chief Minister Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee along Macalister Road, Penang, religious statues and old photographs reflect his two great loves – God and family.

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