GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s oldest civil servant, who served as a personal assistant to three Chief Ministers, has passed away.
Ong See Fook, 83, who was attached to the office of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, died on Wednesday.
Ong was an administrator in the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) under the Penang’s first Chief Minister Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee, before he was recruited to work as a personal aide for Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.
He continued to serve a personal assistant for Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who succeeded Chong Eu, followed subsequently by Guan Eng.
During a visit by Guan Eng at his wake, the chief minister expressed his condolences and thanked the late civil servant for his excellent service to Penang.
“He worked as a civil servant for 61 years - which is a record,” Guan Eng said.
Ong's wake is held at his family home at 24, Cangkat Minden Jalan 12, Gelugor on Thursday (Oct19).
His cortege leaves for cremation at the Batu Gantong Crematorium at 2pm on Friday (Oct 20).
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