Lam Thye’s journey now chronicled in a biography


KUALA LUMPUR: The story of Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye’s half-century journey from humble beginnings to becoming a politician and later a social activist is now documented in a biography launched by the Sultan of Selangor.

The title of the biography – Call Lee Lam Thye: Recalling a Lifetime of Service – is a somewhat light-hearted reference to how people would seek him out to help resolve their problems.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, in his speech, recalled how he was impressed by Lee’s ways and years of serving the public.

“He was always willing to meet the rakyat and hear their problems,” he said, adding that Lee would go the extra mile to help people in every way possible.

“I am glad that even though he is no longer a wakil rakyat or a political party member, he still continues to serve the rakyat and help people through NGOs and volunteer work,” said Sultan Sharafuddin yesterday.

Lee in his speech said that there was no nobler cause than serving the people and the nation.

“The only thing that can stop us from making a contribution is our selfish desires.”

Through his personal experiences shared in the book, Lee said that he hoped that it would underscore the importance of service to the public.

“The objective of my book is to give an account to the people of Malaysia with regard to the service that I have rendered over the past 53 years. My political career ended in 1990 but my duty and commitment to serve people and the country remain.”

The 312-page book, sold in major bookstores, is available in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin with a Tamil version to be released soon.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Malaysian student recalls ordeal on Singapore Airlines flight, says those without seatbelts flung to the ceiling
Azmin called up over leaked PKNS documents, not remarks at state assembly, say cops
PM announces rationalisation of diesel subsidy
Anwar to make three-day working visit to Japan
Hardware store probed for allegedly selling nails at 20sen each
Robber who slashed moneylender in Kudat nabbed
Exhibition on Hang Tuah boosted by artefact loan from Indonesian heir
Mohamad Sabu to represent country at Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's funeral, says Anwar
Broken pipe being repaired on Jalan Tun Razak, says Air Selangor
Man feared drowned after being swept away on boat in Kinabatangan river

Others Also Read