Hakka Malaysians: Chung Keng Quee, Chung Thye Phin, Wong Jeh Shyan, Michael Wong, Wee Ka Siong, Teresa Kok, Foo Choo Choon, Wong Mew Cho

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 190 pages
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Chapters: Chung Keng Quee, Chung Thye Phin, Wong Jeh Shyan, Michael Wong, Wee Ka Siong, Teresa Kok, Foo Choo Choon, Wong Mew Choo, Gary Chaw, Chua Tian Chang, Jeffrey Cheah, Yap Ah Loy, Foo Tye Sin, Yap Kwan Seng, Cheong Fatt Tze, Hsieh Yung-Kuan, Jimmy Choo, Eric Moo, Chung Thye Yong, Yong Teck Lee, Chong Chieng Jen, Chung Kok Ming, Chong Kah Kiat, Peter Chin Fah Kui, Liow Tiong Lai, Penny Tai, Lau Pak Khuan, Victor Wong, Leong Fee, Omar Yoke Lin Ong, Lai Meng Chong, Lee Loy Seng, Stephen Yong Kuet Tze, Yong Mun Sen. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 189. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Kapitan China Chung, Keng Quee (Chinese: ) was the founder and administrator of modern Taiping. He was a millionaire philanthropist and known as an innovator in the mining of tin. He was involved in many other industries including farming, pawnbroking and logging. He was respected by both Chinese and European communities in the early colonial settlement. His survival in the chaotic era owes much to his standing as leader of the Hai San, a Chinese secret society in British Malaya during the time of the Larut Wars (1862-73). a position he is said to have held till early 1884 although in all probability he continued to remain a leading member. The old fort at Teluk Batu was built by him to safeguard the mine that he opened there. He was a member of the Commission for the Pacification of Larut and sat as one of six members of the Advisory Perak State Council appointed by the British. It is for the reader, in the light of subsequent events, to judge how far the Councillors were right or wrong, and to see for himself who really did the pioneer work of building up the prosperity of Perak. In the published accounts of British rule in Malaya, sufficient prominence has not always been given to the efforts o...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=486313

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