We congratulate Dr Ang Swee Chai on winning the MULAN Award 2016 for her exceptional contributions to voluntary work in the Community and Charitable Causes. The award is given to Chinese women who have contributed their talents and skills to education, arts and culture, business and enterprise, the community and charitable causes.
Dr Ang’s courage, determination and dedication to humanitarian work in the Middle East is well-known. She is the founder and patron of Medical Aid for Palestinians, a charity now in its 32nd year. As an orthopaedic surgeon, she has devoted her expertise and time in conflict zones and has spoken up about the massacre in Sabra and Shatila in her book “From Beirut to Jerusalem.”
Dr Ang Swee Chai is a Singaporean. She was imprisoned under the Internal Security Act in 1977 and left Singapore to join her exiled husband, Francis Khoo Kah Siang in UK after her release. She was permitted to return to Singapore for just a brief period with her husband’s ashes in 2011. She stays as a beacon of bravery and humanitarianism. She has been a constant source of inspiration to many of us in Function 8.
Function 8, Singapore