Kuok contributed immensely to Johor
By Chua Jui Meng
Chua extending his condolences to Kuok’s family members
I TOOK take time off on Monday (Oct 15, 2012) to attend the wake of a man who contributed immensely to the development of his community in Johor.
Tan Sri Kuok Hock Yaw passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at 10.10pm on Saturday (Oct 13, 2012).
Kuok, who is a cousin of the world’s sugar king Tan Sri Robert Kuok, is a man who was active in charity work, especially in the development of education, throughout his life.
I have known Hock Yaw since the ‘70s. He was a wealthy but humble person and a philanthropist who cared for others.
Hock Yaw’s son, Khoon Ping, told me that his father could well afford to fly First Class but would instead travel Economy, so that the money saved could be used for the needy.
The Lord Jesus Christ said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Hock Yaw was truly one of life’s giver.
I have every respect for such a man who has dedicated so much for the benefit of his community.
According to a Bernama report Hock Yaw was admitted to the Johor Specialist Hospital on Oct 5, 2012, due to lung infection.
Chua (second from right) chatting up with octogenarian Robert Lim who is a MCA member but his heart is now with the Opposition. On the right is lawyer Tan Poh Lai, daughter of the late Mr Opposition Tan Sri Dr Tan Chee Khoon. Poh Lai is also Johor Baru PKR branch chief, Johor PKR treasurer and Johor PKR Wanita deputy chief.