The Man Who Industrialised Penang

By Ooi Kee Beng

November 2019 PENANG PROFILE
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This article first appeared in our July 2010 issue.In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles.A politician may point the way, but without competent and dedicated civil servants to do the work, not much gets done. This gets truer the more adventurous the politician’s goals are. So, when Dr Lim Chong Eu envisaged Penang as the production base for international electronic firms in 1970, he was fortunate that...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com


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