Lee Lam Thye

Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye is a Malaysian politician and a social activist who once was a former leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Lee completed his secondary education at St Michael's Institution in Ipoh, Perak where he obtained his Senior Cambridge Certificate in 1965.

He was the elected State Legislative Assemblyman for Bukit Nenas, Selangor from 1969 to 1974 and served as Member of Parliament for Kuala Lumpur Bandar / Bukit Bintang from 1974 to 1990, until he left the DAP party and retired from politics in 1990.

Since then he has been a social activist and continued to serve the country. He is presently Chairman of the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) as well as the Chairman of the National Service Training Council. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation and Member of the KL City Hall Advisory Board. He also served as Member of the Special Royal Commission to enhance the operations and management of the Royal Malaysian Police.

Lee is also active in the private sector, he serves as a non-executive director in Media Prima Berhad, MBM Resources Berhad, and AMDB Berhad. As an Independent Non-Executive Director of Media Prima Berhad, Lee is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of Media Prima Berhad.

He has written a book, entitled, "As I Was Saying : Viewpoints, Thoughts and Aspirations of Lee Lam Thye". He is a highly regarded social activist in this region.


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