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Passing of Yeoh Tiong Lay, businessman, community leader and philanthropist

Posted on 20/10/2017

The Dickson Poon School of Law is saddened to learn of the death of Tan Sri Seri Datuk Dr Yeoh Tiong Lay, in whose honour the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law was established.

The Centre was established in 2013, thanks to a very generous donation from the Yeoh family. The School’s connection with him was a source of great pride for us and has done so much to advance our quest for academic excellence and to strengthen our ties with Asia.

The Director of the Centre, Professor John Tasioulas said, “I was very saddened to learn of the death of Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay. I was privileged to have met with him on a number of occasions."

"He was an inspirational figure, someone who from humble beginnings went on to achieve extraordinary success as a businessman, philanthropist and family man. We are proud that the work of the YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law, which bears his name, is an important and enduring part of his great legacy."

Professor Gillian Douglas, Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law said, "Tan Sri Seri Datuk Dr Yeoh was a visionary businessman and philanthropist whose generosity and commitment to education and scholarship are manifested in the establishment of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law."

"We hope that the continuing success of the Centre, through its PPL degree programme and its interdisciplinary research and scholarship, will serve as one of many testaments to his memory. "

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