Monday, July 11, 2005

Selamat tinggal V.V. David, Ph.D

This is a repeat posting actually.

I am very fortunate to know this great person, V. David. Terribly sorry to note his demise in The Star piece today. RIP V. David.

A great man, who will be missed by loads of people that he has been in touch with.

Un-fortunately DAP website said nothing about it yet. Neither does this screenshot guy, MTUC, TWU or Kolej WIT, whom David helped to establish in the 70s.

I wonder what Teng or Ronnie feel about this?

The Star Online > Nation
Monday July 11, 2005

Former DAP strongman dies at 72
PETALING JAYA: Former DAP strongman V. David, 72, passed away at Assunta Hospital after battling a stroke and other complications.

He was admitted to the hospital for high fever more than a week ago. He died at 8.20pm yesterday.

David: First became a Member of Parliament in 1959
Former Selangor DAP leader T. Kanan, who was at the hospital, said a funeral service would be held at the St Mary's Church, next to Dataran Merdeka, in Kuala Lumpur.

Kanan said David's remains would be taken to his house at No 1, Jalan Meru Selekoh, Off Jalan Jugra, 3 1/2 miles Jalan Klang Lama.

David first became a Member of Parliament in 1959, winning the Bangsar seat on a Socialist Front ticket.

Ten years later, David, who had joined Gerakan, won the Datuk Keramat seat in Penang.

David later joined the DAP and was elected MP for Damansara in 1978.

He won the Puchong parliamentary seat in 1986 and retained it for two terms. However, he did not seek re-election in 1995 due to failing health.

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