GEORGE TOWN: Retired Penang politician, Datuk Kee Phaik Cheen, who was credited for the state’s tourism growth, has passed away at 74. Kee, who served as an exco member for tourism and art from 1990 to 2004 succumbed to complications arising from Covid-19. The former Gerakan leader and her husband of 45 years, tested positive for Covid-19 last month and were hospitalised. In 2008, Kee made a comeback in the local tourism scene when she was named the Penang Tourism Action Council (PTAC) chairman. She was the Tourism Malaysia deputy chairman and its board member and audit committee chairman.
Source: The Star August 04, 2021 09:44 UTC