第三届 “陈嘉庚精神奖” 受奖人
The 3rd Tan Kah Kee Award Recipient
日期 Date：22.10.2016 (Saturday)
地点 Venue：巴生福建会馆大礼堂 Hokkien Association Klang
Tan Yew Sing; Prof. Chung Chen Sun; Lok Eng Hock; Wang Choon Wing; Dr. Thock Ker Pong
Tan Sri Dato’ Kuek Ho Yao
The name of Kuek Ho Yao , in the Chinese community of Malaysia, especially in that of Johor Chinese, has been a household word. Since his thirty years old, Kuek Ho Yao has devoted his whole life to the educational work, giving his all till his heart ceased to beat. Always ready to take social responsibility, he has made great contributions to the construction or expansion of the SJKC (Primary School) Foon Yew in Johor Bahru (including SJKC (Primary School) Foon Yew 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), the SJKC (Primary School) Kuo Kuang in Skudai, the Foon Yew High School, Southern University College and so on.
Kuek Ho Yao is not a super-rich, but he has never spared any money in promoting education. In 2002, he denoted all his money—as much as RM1 million—to set up the Foon Yew Foundation, for further studies of students from poor families. The foundation even was the first one at that time to offer pensions to retired teachers in the nationwide schools.
Besides the education project, he also was active in associations, including Persekutuan Tiong-Hua Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hokkien Huay Kuan Johor Bahru, Foochow Association Johor Bahru and so on. He was practical and played a positive leadership; he has never worked for fame and made great achievements during his tenure, thus winning extensively good reputation. By devoting himself to education and society, Kuek Ho Yao does implement the spirit of Tan Kah Kee with action.
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