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Letter: No Photographs of Keynote Speaker

I refer to your article “An Inspiring Musical Trio” posted on January 16 in your online version of Ipoh Echo.

Although I was the VIP officiating the ceremony, representing the Speaker of the Perak State Legislative Assembly, Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham, none of the four photographs published in the article has depicted me. Even the Master of Ceremony has been depicted.

There is also not a word uttered on the RM20,000 pledged by the Speaker, and the RM5000 pledged by me, as the State Assemblyman for Malim Nawar. Neither was any part of my speech mentioned.

I urge that you look into the matter, and let me have your views on the same, in due course.

For your information, I emailed you a press statement captioned “Fundraising concert by THE INSPIRING TRIO” on January 14  on the subject matter, which has not been published.

Leong Cheok Keng
ADUN Malim Nawar

Editor: Ipoh Echo apologises for the oversight and has included below an extract from the original email sent by YB Leong Cheok Keng:

“This evening’s event is not only a noble cause, raising fund for the Perak Community Specialist Hospital (“PCSH”), but teen participations promoted good relationship between Singapore and Ipoh on a people-to-people level,” said Leong who represented Perak State Assembly Speaker Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham as the guest of honour.

Ngeh allocated RM30,000 while Leong another RM5,000 for the proposed PCSH new building fund.


From right: Dr Chakr Sri Nagara, Chan Kok Keong, Datuk Lee Hau Hian, YB Leong Cheok Keng, Lisa Nagara

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