‘Late Pehin Lim an inspiration for many’

James Kon

The late Pehin Datu Temenggong Dato Seri Paduka Lim Teck Hoo’s caring spirit and support for Chinese schools has been an inspiration for many, Chung Ching Middle School Seria Chairman Chin Kim Min said.

Extending his gratitude to the family of the late Pehin Lim for their continuous support of the Chinese community, he said, “The late Pehin Datu Temenggong Dato Seri Paduka Lim Teck Hoo was always passionate about promoting Chinese language and culture in the country.

Besides being the chairman of Chung Hwa Middle School BSB for many years, the late Pehin led Chinese schools nationwide to overcome numerous challenges”.

Chin said these comments during a ceremony when Dato Paduka Lim Beng Thai, son of the late Pehin Lim, handed over BND50,000 to eight Chinese schools and BND2,000 to the Brunei Chinese Chess Association yesterday.

The schools that received the contribution were: Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan (CHMS BSB) (BND20,000); Chung Ching Middle School Seria (BND10,000), Chung Hua Middle School Kuala Belait (BND10,000), Chung Hwa School Labi (BND2,000), Chung Lian School Sungai Liang (BND2,000), Chung Hwa School Tutong (BND2,000), Chung Hwa School Kiudang (BND2,000), and Pai Yuek School Temburong (BND2,000).

Also present at the handover ceremony was Legislative Council (LegCo) member and CHMS BSB Board of Directors Chairman Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh, representative from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam Andrew Lee and representatives from the schools and the Brunei Chinese Chess Association.

Meanwhile, Lee spoke of his admiration for the passion of the late Pehin Lim in promoting Chinese education and culture in Brunei Darussalam. He also recalled some of the notable achievements of the late Pehin Lim. In addition to being a successful businessman in a foreign land, Lee said the late Pehin Lim was tireless in giving back to the community that adopted him, such as playing a pivotal role in raising fund for the building of Teng Yun Chinese Temple and promoting culture as well as setting up grants and scholarships.

The family of late Pehin Datu Temenggong Dato Seri Paduka Lim Teck Hoo, through Lim Teck Hoo Holdings Sdn Bhd, has never failed to continue the late Pehin Lim’s legacy of promoting Chinese education and culture in Brunei Darussalam.

Dato Paduka Lim Beng Thai presenting the donation to Legislative Council member and Chairman of the Board of Directors at CHMS BSB Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR