Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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John Lee Joo-for
John Lee Joo-for: Born Penang , Malaysia, August 25, 1929; Died Melbourne, Australia, June 11, 2017.John Lee Joo-for, one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art and Australian Biblical stage theatre, has died. He breathed his last on June 11 in his Melbourne home after an intense two-month battle with cancer. He was 88.He is survived by his five children, all professionals – son Jude, and daughters Francesca, Geraldine, Jeanette and Micheline.Sharp and suave with a brilliant intellectual conceit,...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.