Wednesday, October 11, 2006

True Man With Courage - Dr Lim Teck Ghee

ASLI director quits over controversial findings - The Star, 11th Oct 2006
  • Dr Lim Teck Ghee, director of Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), has resigned as a director of Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli).
  • Dr Lim said he could not agree with Asli president Mirzan Mahathir's statement that a report on bumiputra corporate equity did not fairly reflect the true picture of the equity ownership by bumiputras in Malaysia.
  • "Since I cannot agree with Mirzan's statement and because of the need to defend the position and integrity of independent and non-partisan scholarship, I regret to inform that I will be stepping down from my position as director at the end of the month" Dr Lim said in a press statement.

I hope the public space opened up by the Centre’s work on this particular, as well as other important, issues will be expanded on and vigorously defended by others. It is the fundamental right of the Malaysian public to question all government statistics and policies, more so when these are not transparent or defensible.

Dr Lim is a former UN regional advisor and World bank senior political scientist. He is also a recipient of international academic awards.

Today is a notable day in Malaysia's history, on how big bully won the game with words of mouth and no fact is needed. My ultimate salute to Dr Lim, at least he is not one of those who joined the crowd when realised that they cannot beat them. Dr Lim is a true man with courage, someone we should be proud of. You can read more about the resignation from Jeff's entry.

Who should we trust? Scientest or empty rifle? what a day.

Link: Buying Time, Let's Grilled The Numbers, Brain Drain, Backing Down, Finally


At 10:04 PM, Blogger chong y l said...


Ypu know what -- Malaysians truly suffer from O2 and ostrichestritus (burying head in the sand).

Also we see lots of Empty vessels making the most noise;
and Half empty vessels now making the most dangerous noise. And they usually come in the guise of jaguh kampong aka UMNOputra leaders. In fact I pity the Malays most, majority non-beneficiaries from NEP, being hoodwinked for 3 decades and mostly still not knowing it...

At 9:59 AM, Blogger O2Deprivation said...

I have started seeing some serious brain draining recently in community around me, especially in these few months. I think a lot of people is suffering from serious O2 deprivation and I can really understand that.


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