| Dato', when did you join PNTC as an Ordinary
After coming back from UK at the age of 25 in the year
In what year did you become a Committee
In the year 1958, at the age of 31 when Datuk Lim Huck
Aik became President of PNTC.
When were you elected as the President of
Elected on 15.12.84 as Acting President when the
President, Datuk Cheah Inn Kheam passed away on
12.12.84. Then at the AGM on 28.3.85, I was officially
elected as President of PNTC.
How long did you serve as President?
8 years - 15.12.84 to 10.8.92
In what year did you receive the award of
In the year 1987.
You are a lawyer by profession. How long have
you practised your profession?
Since 1952 until now.
What were your achievements as a lawyer,
Committee Member and President of PNTC?
I was Chairman of the Penang Bar Committee for a few
years in the early 70s. At the end of 1979, Perak
introduced close circuit TV followed closely by Penang
and later Selangor and Singapore. The 19th Asian Racing
Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. PNTC
hosted a "Penang Night Dinner" for the delegates at the
Rasa Sayang Resort. Among the dignitaries that attended
were the late Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman and the former
Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B Tun Dato' Sri Dr. Lim
What are your views on PNTC now compared to
the earlier years?
It is very difficult to compare as conditions were very
different then but there is an all round improvement.
PNTC has progressed. The building of the new grandstand
was the major development then in the late 70s. Apart
from that, the Equestrian Centre which was formerly a
spelling station was opened. Horse racing was more of a
social event and more popular as a sport then. Today,
racegoers perceive horse racing as a form of gambling
instead of sport.
After you have retired as President of PNTC,
are you still very much involved in the racing
I am no longer involved in the racing industry. However,
I still keep track on racing events by reading the
newspapers and magazines like "Front Runner" from PNTC,
"Turf Torque" from SLTC and "Winning Post" from SNTC.
Do you have any views and suggestions to
assist the PNTC to bring up the image of the club in
the new millennium?
I have no suggestions but I reckon the club is doing
quite well. The present Committee Members and staff have
been putting in a lot of efforts to uphold the image of
the club towards the new millennium.