KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30, 2015:

Veteran social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye called on Malaysians to create a caring society and nation.

He said there was nothing wrong in being wealthy but at the same time they must not forget social responsibilities.

“I try to set an example in what service to the community is all about.

“Any segment of society which needs help, I make sure that they receive the necessary help regardless of race, in line with 1Malaysia,” said Lee.

Lee, a former DAP assemblyman and Member of Parliament, said help must be rendered to all communities as poverty knew no racial barrier.

He pointed out that everyone could be poor irrespective of race.

At the same time, Lee reminded the people that ultimately they must help themselves by developing the right attitude.

“I hold to the principle that God would not change the fate of people unless they help themselves.”

Lee, who is also the chairman of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), was speaking at the launch of his book Through My Eyes at Open University Malaysia’s main campus in Kuala Lumpur today.

Lee hoped the book, his third publication, would be able to attract readers to get to know his thoughts and be inspired to follow in his footsteps to contribute to society and the nation.

Concerned about the well-being of Malaysians, Lee often writes to newspapers and gives comments on current events.

“Since I retired from politics in 1990, I was able to play an active role especially in charitable activities which are always part of my agenda.”

The book contains 250 excerpts of his writings from 2011 to 2015.

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