Pioneering activist loses battle against cancer

Fondly remembered: Meenakshi (right), granddaughter Isabel Ho, five, and other family members at the Mount Erskine funeral parlour in George Town.

GEORGE TOWN: He fought gallantly for the weak and needy for about 50 years and was a true hero in the eyes of the poor.

Yesterday, Malaysian civil society icon Martin Khor lost his battle against cancer and passed away peacefully at the age of 69.

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