Genting founder's widow a humble, unassuming woman

Genting founder's widow a humble, unassuming woman
Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar being greeted by Lim Keong Hui, eldest son of Genting Group chairman and chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (standing first from right). Beside Kok Thay is his wife Puan Sri Cecilia, while at far left is Keong Hui’s brother Keong Han.
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KUALA LUMPUR - The late Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua was very loving to her six children but she was a strict disciplinarian, according to her youngest son.

The discipline she instilled in her children will remain her lasting legacy, said Datuk Lim Chee Wah.

"She was very firm but also fair. The discipline she embedded in us helped us immensely, especially in the later years as we shaped our own lives and handled our own children," the VXL Group chairman said at the funeral wake here yesterday.

Lim said his mother always told her children to work hard. "She didn't involve herself in business. She was just a wonderful homemaker," he said.

He described Lee as a quiet, humble, and unassuming woman, and a keen singer.

"She loved to sing karaoke. She had a singing group with her friends, it was an activity she truly enjoyed. Even until the end!" he said.

Lee, the wife of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong who was the founder of Genting Group, died on Friday at the age of 88.

The wake will end today. Lee's funeral, which is scheduled tomorrow, will be a private affair.

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