The Passing of a Famous Local Historian
It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Chye Kooi Loong who left this world on Wednesday 23 April 2014.
Chye Kooi Loong, is a renowned war historian and former Home Guard warden during the Malayan Emergency. He is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), awarded by the Queen of England.
Mr Chye spent seven years researching and documenting the Battle of Kampar (30 December 1941 – 2 January 1942), an engagement of the Malayan Campaign during World War II involving British and Indian troops from the 11th Indian Infantry Division and the Japanese 5th Division.
He fought long and hard to turn the famous Green Ridge, Kampar into a memorial to remember the great and ultimate sacrifices made in the defence of Malaya.
He will be sorely missed.
We pass our condolences to his family in their loss.
May he rest in Peace.
The funeral will take place at the Kampar crematorium at 11.00am tomorrow, Saturday 26 April.