Hew contributed a lot to society, says Dr Wee in paying last respects to late philanthropist

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Hew See Tong was a man who contributed a lot to society and the country, especially in the field of education, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said that he had rushed to Westlake Kampar, Perak, on Monday (May 23) to pay his last respects to the former Kampar MP after attending the special Cabinet meeting and chairing the Transport Ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting earlier in the day.

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“Hew started his career as a businessman in the tin industry and later went into politics.

“In the 1990s, he donated 20ha of land and RM5mil in cash to the then Tunku Abdul Rahman College’s for the construction of its third campus in Kampar,” the MCA president said in a Facebook post Monday.

Tunku Abdul Rahman College is now know as Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Dr Wee also said that the late Hew was one of the people who played an important role in the establishment of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

“The passing of Tan Sri Hew is a great loss to society and the country. My condolences to his family and may his soul be blessed,” Dr Wee said.