Friday, January 12, 2007

Last Night, Lulu Met The Man Who Brought Her In To This World

Last night, Lulu went for the “Bayangkan Malaysia tanpa DEB?” Lecture Series organised by Youth4Change and the National Young Lawyer’s Committee (NYLC)
I forgot what site it was, but I saw some pictures of their activities, and the people in the photos look really youthful, like 18-25 type. Realising that Lulu not that young anymore, Lulu dropped a mail to the organisers which asked,

considering that this is y4change, are you using a umno youth kind of youth age cut-off? i fit the umno youth cut-off, but not the more common convention definition of youth.
WHat a relief it was for Lulu when she noticed a participant who is even MORE not as young as Lulu!

ahem... so, looks like not everyone there was 18-25.

And later, during the Q&A meeting, he stood up, and introduced himself
"My name is McCoy. I am a Malaysian born in Seremban"
Lulu was like - if he's a doctor, then he's the one who brought me into the world!
And true enough, as he went on, he talked about his involvement as a doctor and his concerns for a National Health Policy.
ah!!!! Meet the man who brought Lulu and three (out of four) of her sisters into this world!
Dato' Dr.R.S.McCoy was born in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, in 1930. He received his primary education at Pasar Road School, Kuala Lumpur, and continued his secondary education at the Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He was among the first group of students to be admitted to the University of Malaya in Singapore when it was founded in 1949. After completing his pre-clinical foundation year and five years of medical training he arrived at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital ready to commence his Houseman year. Following this, he spent two years in the United Kingdom, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynacology, firstly in Oxford then further north in Leeds. He returned to Kuala Lumpur in the early 1960s ready to commence work at the new maternity hospital as Senior Registrar. In the late 1960s, he moved to Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya. In 1974, he joined a group of other Doctors who united to establish the Pantai Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. He retired from practice in February 1996 , having delivered some 20,000 babies!.
Dato' McCoy is married to Susheila and has two sons, Stephen and David, and a daughter, Ruth.
Dr McCoy continues to play an active role in civil society in Malaysia, where he is an advocate for equitable health reforms, human rights and social justice. He has a passion for peace, non-violent resolution of conflict and disarmament, particularly nuclear disarmament. He founded Malaysian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 1988, the Malaysian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He also serves as the Vice-President, International Movement for a Just World (1996 – 2007)
Former member, Board of Trustees, National Art Gallery (1967 – 1977)
Former member, Board of Trustees, Aliran (social reform movement) (1985 – 1993)
Former member, Malaysian Medical Council (1981 – 1993)
Past President, Malaysian Medical Association (1996)
Founder member, Transparency International Malaysia (1999 – 2004)
Vice-President, International Movement for a Just World (1996 – 2007)
Founder member and chair, Malaysian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1987 – ongoing)
Member of the Malaysian government’s official delegation to the International Court of Justice on the legal status of nuclear weapons (1995)
Member, Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (1996), appointed by the Australian government.President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (2002 – 2004)
Co-President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1996 – 2000), (2004 – 2006)
Are you impressed? Lulu is.
Lulu will (hopefully) post her thoughts on the forum later.


Anonymous said...

hmmm looks like there were some not so youthful people. was it a good talk?

Anonymous said...

A real McCoy is hardly expected to be well known in a land of herdish ignoramous taught by rote to glorify their own cultural (but faux)heroes with visible ugly feet of clay. Hang Tuah, e.g., comes into mind as well as the the hollow racist politicians.


donaldghtan said...

An excellent gentleman whom I have the honour of meeting him in the early days. A close friend of my Uncle and he have also brought two of my cousins into this world at Assunta, PJ. My relatives are now in America.
Visited him in his nice Bungalow in Section 5, PJ. Lovely house so close to nature.
Birds Talking- Donald G.H Tan

Anonymous said...

very impressive CV.

tankiasu said...

Kakaka....he brought me into this wonderful but corrupted country as well! ;-) Kekeke...we are truly blessed of those 20,000 babies.

Pix Pixie said...

His wife's a lovely lady too and very passionate about the environment and sustainable living etc. The first time I met Dr. McCoy was at the MPPNW walk in remembrance of Hiroshima at Lake Gardens, I think it was in 6 August 1995?