Together with the Deputy Minister for Defence, Liew Chin Tong and other party leaders, I paid my last respect to Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng in Putrajaya.
Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng’s passing is a great loss to the nation.
He should a role model for all Malaysians to become a great Malaysian if the country is to fulfil the Malaysian Dream to become a world top-class nation.
A self-made man with a humble beginning, Shin Cheng is an example of what could be achieved with hard work, dedication, perseverance, grit and vision by a person even without university education.
Shin Cheng is a rarity in present-day Malaysia. If Malaysia to fulfil her vision to become a world top-class nation in every field of human endeavour, then we must create conditions in a New Malaysia where a Shin Cheng is not a rarity but commonplace in the country.
Malaysia needs not just one Shin Cheng, but an army of Shin Chengs from among all ethnic groups in the country, so that Malaysia can compete with the rest of the world and not continue to be obsessed by divisive and destructive mindset preoccupied about competition among Malaysians.