It is with enormous sadness that we say farewell to Martin Khor.
Many will have known Martin since our HAIAP beginnings.
In the words of Zafrullah Chowdhury ‘We are losing the very best amongst us, and that too at a time when we need to consolidate our collective strength and put up an effective resistance. Martin had the capability to provide the intellectual clarity, the discipline of persisting, the writing skills to communicate clearly and above all the conviction, passion and perseverance to continue the fight for a better world. I have lost a comrade, a fellow fighter and guide.’
Martin was a wonderful human and a huge support and friend of HAIAP.
April 1, TWN shared the news:
It is with the deepest sorrow that we share the news that Martin Khor (1951-2020), TWN’s Chairman and former Director, passed away peacefully in the early hours of 1 April 2020 in his home in Penang, Malaysia.
He had lived with cancer since 2015 but worked even harder as the inspiring mentor, strategic and action-oriented thinker, indefatigable advocate and wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
We cannot even begin to reach out to all of Martin’s friends and supporters who over decades, young and old, have marched with him to reject injustice and inequity among peoples especially of the South, and to defend nature again and again.
Let us all continue on the journey that Martin helped to chart. If you wish to remember Martin you are most welcome to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.orgIn memory of Martin, The TWN Family
A POEM BY NIZAM MADHAR
A life well lived…
A friend, a brother, a mentor,
A comrade, of many, well-fought battle,
A teacher that makes sense of life, a complicated world full of mess, he simplified and gave us hope,
The other brightened, peaceful soul,
Another proud and to be proud of Malaysian,
A life well-lived,
Wish I could live, such a fulfilled life,
You will be missed my brother,
Martin Khor Kok Peng