A special tribute from the United Nations to Khoo Khay Jin (1948-2011), a committed social scientist, thinker and public intellectual.
Friend and colleagues of the late Khoo Khay Jin pay tribute to this voice of social conscience whose heart was close to the marginalised.
Andrew Aeria pays tribute to the late scholar-activist Khoo Khay Jin, a long-time friend and supporter of Aliran.
He had a deep and complex understanding of the human condition that made him rail at the meanness, injustice, and dishonesty towards the dispossessed, writes Khoo Boo Teik.
Francis Loh pays tribute to Aliran’s long-time friend and supporter, the scholar-activist Philip Khoo Khay Jin, who passed away in December 2011.
I still remember the late Dr M K Rajakumar’s message the day before I was smuggled out of the country: “Hamid, have faith in the struggle, keep safe..,” recalls Syed Hamid Ali.
The late Professor Datuk Dr Syed Hussein Alatas was a prolific scholar and author of great substance whose thinking and works are of universal significance, says Abdul Rahman Embong.