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Distinguished "Old Boys" from ACS Ipoh
Written by arkwriter   
Friday, 04 December 2009 21:05
          Some  distinguished  "Old Boys"  from 

Anglo  Chinese  School,  Ipoh, Malaysia.

 

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Paul Soon-Lee Wong
Senior Class of 1948
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Here are some distinguished "Old Boys" from ACS, Ipoh.

 Maurice Baker - Boarded at Horley Hall and studied in the Anglo Chinese School, Ipoh from 1930 - 1937.  Went to Raffles College, Singapore in 1938 and was awarded Queen's Scholarship at the end of his studies in 1941. 

 Diplomatic Career
1967- 1969- First High Commissioner to India, Ambassador to Nepal
1969- 1971- High Commissioner to Malaysia
1977- 1980- High Commissioner to the Philippines
1980- 1988- High Commissioner to Malaysia

Awards and honours
1967- Public Service Star.
1981- Doctorate of Law.
1987- Meritorious Service Medal.
1988- conferred the  Panglima Setia Mahkota with the title Tan Sri (Honorary) by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Dr. Ng Wah Hing  -  After receiving the Queen’s Scholarship in 1934 he went to Cambridge and qualified as an engineer.  After his graduation he headed the engineering department of a major British conglomerate corporation in Singapore.

Dr. Ng Yok HIng Went  to the United Kingdom as a 1935 Queen's scholar from ACS, Ipoh, Malaya.  Qualified as a medical doctor during the war, and he was involved in the early clinical trials on penicillin.  In 1947 he returned to Malaya and set up as a general practitioner serving the people of Ipoh  for nearly 50 years.  He was an active Rotarian and a faithful member of his church.

Professor Thong Saw Pak  -  Double honors.   He not only won the Queen's Scholarship but also was a Lightweight weightlifting champion (silver medalist) at the 1950 British Empire Games held in Auckland, New Zealand.

ACS Ipoh has in its alumni several prolific sportsmen including the badminton players Mr. Teoh Seng Khoon (Thomas Cup 1949 and All-England 1949) and Mr. Cheah Soon Kit (Thomas Cup 1992); Malaysian Olympic representatives Professor Thong Saw Pak (weightlifting, Helsinki 1952), Mr. Philip Sankey (hockey, Melbourne 1956 and Tokyo 1964), Mr. Chet Singh a/l Sarmukh Singh (hockey, Tokyo 1964) and Dato Poon Fook Loke (hockey captain, Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984). The school also produced top national swimmers Allan Ong and Anthony Ang.”

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