Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Dato' Siew Nim Chee passed away

It is with great regret that Dato' Siew Nim Chee, the first Malaysian to get into Cornell, passed away peacefully on 3rd February 2008, at the age of 86. Dato' Siew Nim Chee obtained his postgraduate degree in Industrial relations in 1953.

Blogged about Dato' Siew Nim Chee before.

Among the positions held by Dato' Siew included:-
a) Asst Lecturers of Dept of Economics, Universiti Malaya (and then Head of Dept of Economics, UM till 1959)
b) Economist and head of of Bank Negara Department of Economic Research
c) Founder of Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia
d) Treasurer of Esso Malaysia 1965
e) Magnum
f) Advisor/Consultant of Genting (till 1985)
g) Victorian of th Year by Victoria Institution in 2002.

Dato' Siew Nim Chee has made donations/contributions to Cornell Club of Malaysia before and he was there to cut our Cornell Club Anniversary Cake in 2005 at INTEKMA.

Dato' Siew has also endowed The Milton L. Barnett Scholarship Endowment to promote Malaysian studies at Cornell, the endowment provides support for Cornell students, either Malaysians enrolled in Southeast Asian Studies or other students whose focus is on Malaysia. A portion of this fund is also used to purchase books related to Malaysia.
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With deepest condolences to Dato' Siew's family.

His wake would be held at the Nirvana Memorial Centre, No.1, Jalan 1/116A, Off Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur (03-79818899) on 4th and 5th February 2008 from 2pm to 11pm.

The memorial service will be on Wednesday, 6th February 2008 from 9:30am to 11am.

This would be followed by cremation services at the PJCCA Crematorium in Jalan 229, Petaling Jaya.

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