Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lord Chan

The Lord Chan,a life peer, who died 21 January, 2006, aged 65, was the first member of Britain's Chinese community to be elevated to the House of Lords, among the frist batch of "people's peers" created in 2001. He was a leading paediatrician.
Michael Chew Koon Chan was born in Singapore, 6 March, 1940 and educated at Raffles Institution. He trained as a medical student at Guy's Hospital Medical School, where he met his wife Irene. Chan was appointed MBE in 1991. He sat on the crossbenches of the House of Lords. Lord Chan married, in 1965, Irene Wei-Len Chee, who survives him with their son and daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 26 Jan 2006

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