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Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Lee Lam Thye (Chinese: 李霖泰; pinyin: Lǐ Lín Tài) is a Malaysian social activist and former politician of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Lee was born on 30 December 1946 in Ipoh, Perak.[1] He completed his secondary education at St Michael's Institution in Ipoh, Perak where he obtained his Senior Cambridge Certificate in 1965.


Lee Lam Thye

Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bukit Bintang
In office
3 August 1986 – 20 October 1990
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byWee Choo Keong
Majority30,145 (1986)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Lumpur Bandar
In office
15 September 1974 – 2 August 1986
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority8,622 (1974)
21,714 (1978)
18,831 (1982)
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Serdang
In office
22 July 1978 – 22 April 1982
Preceded byYap Pian Hon
Succeeded byYap Pian Hon
Majority741 (1978)
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Bukit Nanas
In office
10 May 1969 – 24 August 1974
Personal details
Born (1946-12-10) 10 December 1946 (age 71)
Ipoh, Perak, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP) (until 1990)
Independent (1990–present)
OccupationSocial activist
Politician (until 1990)

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CareerEdit

He was the elected state legislative assemblyman for Bukit Nanas, Selangor from 1969 to 1974. Between 1974 and 1990, Lee served as the three-term and only Member of Parliament for Kuala Lumpur Bandar before it was abolished. Concurrently, he served a single term as state assemblyman between 1978 and 1982 for Serdang. His last political office prior to retirement in 1990 was as the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bintang[2].

Between 2000 and 2001, Lee was appointed as a member of the Malaysian National Economic Consultative Council (MPEN) and Chairman of Mapen II National Unity Committee. He was also elected a member of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia from 2000 to 2002. Following that, Lee served as a member of the Improvement, Transportation and Management Royal Commission of the Royal Malaysian Police from 2004 to 2005.

For almost 12 years, Lee was a member of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Advisory Board. He served on the board from 1996 to February 2008. From 2005 to June 2008, he was also Chairman of the National Service Training Programme Council.

Other offices or posts that he has held during his decorated career includes:

AwardsEdit

  • Outstanding Young Malaysian Award by Jaycees Malaysia (1986)
  • Onn Ja'afar Lifetime Achievement Award by Malaysiana Muda (1991)
  • Consumer Personality Award (1996)
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award (1996)
  • Sree Narayana Guru Award by Guru Dharma Society (1997)
  • Honorary Doctorate in Law from University of Science, Malaysia (USM) (2000)
  • Prime Minister's Excellence Award (2001)
  • Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship (2002)
  • Honorary Doctorate in Letters from University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS) (2002)
  • Langkawi Award (2002)
  • Healthcare Services Award by Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) (2004)
  • Tokoh Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Kebangsaan (2005)
  • Sathya Sai Life Humanitarian Award (2006)
  • Anugerah Perpaduan Kebangsaan (2008)
  • Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters International District 51 (2009)
  • Pinel Award (2010)
  • BrandLaureate Brand Icon Leadership Award (2011)[4]

HonoursEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • Nasionalis humanis. (1994) ISBN 9679373665
  • NIOSH: upgrading safety standards in collaboration with industry. Fmm Seminar On Promoting Occupational Safety & Health Awareness In The Manufacturing Sector (1996)
  • Keluarga asas pembangunan bangsa. (1996)
  • Pembangunan dan alam sekitar. (1996)
  • Program Khidmat Sosial Negara: Melahirkan bangsa Malaysia yang berwawasan. (1996)
  • KWSP dan pembangunan sosial masyarakat. (1996)
  • 李霖泰诤言集 (1996) ISBN 9838201928
  • Sekolah wawasan: pengukuh perpaduan dan keperibadian. (1997)
  • Occupational safety and health at worksite. (1997)
  • Mengantarabangsakan Bahasa Melayu: agenda utama alaf mendatang. (1997)
  • Perkhidmatan cekap melalui penswastaan. (1997)
  • Membudayakan amalan kebersihan. (1997)
  • Isu moral kakitangan kerajaan. (1998)
  • Kecelakaan pemandu. (1998)
  • Menangani masalah pendatang tanpa izin. (1998)
  • As I was saying: viewpoints, thoughts and aspirations of Lee Lam Thye. (1998) ISBN 9679786439
  • Akta gangguan seksual. (1999)
  • Graduan universiti penguat perpaduan negara. (1999)
  • Memurnikan Masyarakat. (2000)
  • Perpaduan Secara Sukarela. (2000)
  • Pulanglah Cendekiawan Negara. (2001)
  • A strong maintenance culture certainly lacking in Malaysia. (2009)
  • My Reflections on OSH. (2006) ISBN 9834271417
  • Gagasan 1Malaysia melalui landasan seni & budaya (2010) ISBN 9789675552069

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