Tribute to Khoo Khay Jin (1948-2011)

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– committed social scientist, thinker and public intellectual

The community of social science scholars and public intellectuals in Malaysia and Malaysianists are once again shocked and grieved, this time to hear of the untimely death of Khoo Khay Jin, a brilliant social scientist, a leading public intellectual and an out-of-the-box thinker. Khay Jin, a Penangite, was diagnosed with cancer of the gallbladder sometime in the middle of 2010, and underwent surgery and a course of treatment at the Selayang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur; unfortunately, he succumbed to his illness on the night of December 22, 2011, at 9pm, in Penang.


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