Anti-cyanide movement leader Wong Kin Hoong dies at 69

Modified 14 Aug 2017, 12:27 pm

Ban Cyanide Action Committee (BCAC) chairperson Wong Kin Hoong, who led a 10-year struggle against cyanide gold mining, passed away this afternoon. He was 69.

Facebook page Ban Cyanide in Gold Mining announced that Wong died at the Raub Hospital at 12 noon today.

Wong had been receiving cardiac surgery lately and was sent to the hospital again at around 7am today, BCAC vice-president Shirley Hue Shieh Lee said when Malaysiakini contacted her.

According to Shirley Hue, Wong was about to publish a book titled "Ten Golden Years: The struggles of the Ban Cyanide in Gold Mining movement", which would highlight the decade-long struggles of the anti-cyanide movement in Raub...

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