On 22 August 2015, LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia celebrated its 30th Anniversary, organising a gala dinner attended by some 220 enthusiastic alumni and guests. Established in 1985, the Alumni Society of Malaysia has helped to foster the alumni fraternity in Malaysia and paved the way for more alumni activities, also making the Society one of the larger and more active alumni groups in Asia.
The Society’s 30th Anniversary was held in Kuala Lumpur and was a night filled with joyous celebrations over scrumptious food. The high spirited gathering also saw fellow alumni across the different years, from as far back as 1965 to the recent graduating class of 2015.
“An impressive night that brought together friends across faculties and generations – the gala dinner was an amazing opportunity for all us to catch up after so many years” shared Khoo Chong Lee (BSc Accounting and Finance ‘08).
Michael KJ Goh (BSc Econs ‘65) a pioneer member who has served 30 years as Hon. Treasurer, was encouraged by the Society’s steady membership growth and added “The availability and willingness of newly returned graduates to step up to assume active roles in the Society’s many programmes, including the celebratory gala dinner tonight, bodes well for the continued vitality and success of our Society.”
LSE was represented by Dr. Brendan Smith, Allison Kemmis-Price and Shona Atkins, who visited all the way from London to meet with Malaysian alumni and share updates from the School. The School’s Director, Professor Craig Calhoun also made a surprise appearance via a video message, congratulating the Society on its achievements and relationship with the School.
Fellow alumni and guests were also pleasantly surprised with souvenirs and lucky draw prizes such as LSE branded items from the gift shop and corporate sponsored items such as LSE branded Touch ‘n Go cards from CIMB Group and AirAsia ASEAN travel passes!
“It is heart-warming to see everyone renewing their acquaintances over the years and making new friends, brought together by their common attachment to LSE. We look forward to another 30 wonderful years of bringing LSE alumni in Malaysia together” – Dato’ Lee Hau Hian, President (BSc Econs ‘75).