Malaysia needs more patriots like him

Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

HOW Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye’s political career came to an abrupt end is both interesting and unprecedented in Malaysian political history (“Lee Lam Thye breaks 32-year silence”; June 17, The Star; online at

When Lee decided to quit politics in 1990, the four-term Bukit Bintang Member of Parliament never made known his differences with his political party or condemned its policies as most politicians leaving a party do. Instead, he continued to soldier on, serving the people and the nation – something that he says is a noble calling.

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