Dr Lim Kok Wing mourned

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Dr Lim Kok Wing mourned
Dr Lim Kok Wing mourned

Africa-Press – Lesotho. THE late Dr Lim Kok Wing, who died earlier this month in Malaysia, has been described as a great visionary who believed in Africa. Dr Lim Kok Wing died on June 5 but the cause of death has not been made public.

He was 75. He died at the Pantai Hospital in Malaysia. Speaking at a memorial service in Maseru last Friday, Dr John Oliphant, principal secretary for the Ministry of Education, said Dr Lim Kok Wing “was a global citizen” who had done a lot for Africa.

“Dr Lim Kok Wing has become immortal now, because even though he is dead, his legacy will live on,” he said in a glowing tribute.

Dr Oliphant also thanked former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili for bringing Limkokwing University to Lesotho at a time when there was so much scepticism about the university.

He said “Lesotho will forever be grateful” to Mosisili for bringing Limkokwing here. The mourners were told that Dr Lim Kok Wing believed that Africa was one of the continents with the most talented and creative people.

Speaking at the memorial service, Dr Lim Kok Wing’s son, Timothy, said they were grateful for the support they had received from the Royal Family and the government of Lesotho.

He said “the Lim Kok Wing family is proud to have contributed to the development of Lesotho’s future”. A former president of the university’s Students’ Representative Council, Retšelisitsoe Mathebang, said the institution had lost a visionary leader.

Dr Lim Kok Wing was born in Malaysia in 1946. He started out by setting up a creative consultancy in 1975, which was the first Malaysian advertising agency.

He founded the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in 1991 which launched a branch in Lesotho on October 15, 2008. The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology has 13 branches around the world.

The university has branches in the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Cambodia, Indonesia, Uganda, the United Kingdom, eSwatini, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China and Malaysia.

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