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Professor Syed Hussein Alatas was born in Bogor, Indonesia on 17 September 1928. He was a Malaysian academician, sociologist, founder of social science organisations, and politican.     Syed Hussein was among the several professionals and intellectuals namely, Dr. Lim Chong Eu, Dr. V. David, Dr. Tan Chee Khoon, Dr J.B.A. Peter, Professor Wang Gungwu and Mr V. Veerapan who founded Gerakan in 1968. In the 1969 general elections, Gerakan…
Dr. Lim Chong Eu was born in 1919 in Penang. He completed his primary education at Hutchings School, Penang and continued his secondary education at the Penang Free School. In 1937, he obtained the Queens Scholarship and continued his education in the UK. He obtained a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1944.     ln the March 1958 party election, he challenged Tan Cheng…
Dr Lim was born on 8th April 1939 in Tapah, Perak. He attended St Michael’s Institution of Ipoh for his Primary and Secondary education. Upon his graduation, he headed for Belfast, Northern Ireland to pursue his degree in medicine. He graduated from The Queen’s University with an M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. in 1964.     Upon his return to Malaya, Dr. Lim set up his clinic in Ipoh under the partnership of…
Born in Penang in 1949, Dr Koh Tsu Koon attended Phor Tay Primary School, Chung Ling High School and Methodist Boys’ School. He graduated from Princeton University in 1970 with a degree in physics, and obtained his Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1977 in economics and sociology of education. Dr Koh taught in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang from 1975 and was promoted to Deputy Dean of Education in…
Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Ko Youn was born on 31st August 1957. He received his degree in Bachelor’s of Laws (Hons) from the University of Hull, England in 1981 and was called to the English Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.   Upon returning to Malaysia, he started practice in Ipoh, Perak in 1983. He joined Gerakan and steadily moved up the ranks. In 1996, he was elected…

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