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The Passing of an Educationist

July 2, 2017 | Campus News

Senior management, lecturers and students pay their last respects as the hearse bearing Dr Lee’s remains passes INTI International University in Nilai.

The higher education fraternity mourns the loss of an experienced university leader.

HE has been described as one of the early champions of private education in Malaysia.

Emeritus Prof Dr Lee Fah Onn, the co-founder and senior advisor of INTI International University & Colleges, passed away last Saturday.

His son Wei Lian found Dr Lee unconscious late last Friday night at their home in Petaling Jaya.

“We called the ambulance but the paramedics could not revive him,” said Wei Lian, who added the time of death was about 1am on Saturday.

The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack, he added, as his father had a stent procedure in March.

“Dad loved people and believed very much in education. It was his passion.

“He also loved his family and friends. My family and I will miss him very much,” he said.

Wei Lian said his father came from a humble background in Tampin, Negri Sembilan.

“He did whatever he could to support his parents and siblings, including selling pineapples by the roadside after school,” he said.

Wei Lian said his father went on to touch thousands of lives, first, as a lecturer at Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM), and later, as co-founder of INTI.

Source: The Star Online
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