Lee was a great leader and political legend, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Lee San Choon was a political legend who was respected by everyone, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

"The fourth MCA president, Tan Sri Lee San Choon, passed away today. On behalf of MCA, I would like to express my deepest condolences," he said, adding that the party was grieving with his family.

He said Lee, one of the youngest MPs to win in a general election when he was elected on Aug 18, 1959, made great contributions to the community and the nation.

"His fighting spirit has always been a source of motivation and inspiration to many of our leaders today, including me.

"I was inspired by his strong leadership skills and his passion for protecting the interests of all races and building the nation.

"During his lifetime, he was elected Seremban MP and had the honour of being appointed the transport minister.

"In Wisma MCA, we have Dewan San Choon, which was named after this great leader of ours," he tweeted on Friday (March 3).

"My heartfelt condolences to the family members of the late Lee San Choon. May his soul rest in peace.

"Tan Sri, you will be deeply missed and remembered forever," he added.

Lee passed away on Friday at the age of 88.

He was born in Pekan, Pahang and rose up in the party's youth wing to become its youngest MP. He was MCA president from 1975 to 1983.

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