Politicians, Malaysian civil society leaders pay tribute to former minister VK Liew



a man in a dark room: Liew's passing elicited an outpouring of tributes from both friends and foe for the politician they described as a 'good man' and strong rights advocate. — Picture by Miera Zulyana


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Liew’s passing elicited an outpouring of tributes from both friends and foe for the politician they described as a ‘good man’ and strong rights advocate. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 2 — The death of Batu Sapi MP Datuk Liew Vui Keong, better known as VK Liew, has elicited an outpouring of tributes from both friends and foe for the politician they described as a “good man” and strong rights advocate.

News of Liew’s passing quickly spread online and within an hour, the term “VK Liew” was trending in Malaysia on Twitter.

Most messages were condolences to Liew’s family from the public, non-governmental organisations and politicians.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also offered his sympathies to the Liew family for their loss.

The All Women’s Action Society tweeted a picture of Liew holding a poster on the Sexual Harassment Bill with

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