Saturday March 9, 2013
The Starís editorial contributor Dr Lim dies from cancer at 60
PETALING JAYA: Editorial contributor to The Star, consultant oncologist Dr Albert Lim Kok Hooi (pic), has died from cancer. He was 60.
Born in Kuala Lumpur and a former Victoria Institution boy, Dr Lim did his training in radiotherapy and oncology at the Kulala Lumpur Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital, London.
Dr Lim obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1983.
In 1987, he was appointed Head and Senior Consultant of the Institute of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, before joining private practice in 1997.
A man who loved writing, Dr Lim was a philosopher, and a man of many talents.
He was actively involved in professional and academic societies, including the Malaysian Chapter of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the Malaysian Oncological Society.
Dr Lim has contributed articles to medical journals, magazines and newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times.
He has given many lectures, both to the public and the medical community.
He was passionate about many issues, which ranged from animal and human rights and the rights of the underprivileged, to issues about unhealthy lifestyles and habits.
The wake will be held today at his residence.
The funeral service will be held at 2.30pm tomorrow at Trinity Methodist Church, 6 Jalan 5/37, Petaling Jaya, followed by burial at the Subang Lutheran Garden, Jalan U9/39 Jingga (Jalan Merah Saga), Subang Permai, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam.
As he once wrote in The Star: “The world will not end in the near or intermediate future.
“But our individual lives will. How do we want to live the rest of our lives? Logic, science and humanism as a guide would be a good way. Enough of this doom and gloom”. (The end... or not, Fit4life, Dec 23, 2012).