Friday, January 22, 2010

Robert Lam – Veteran Newscaster And English Language Specialist

Robert Lam Ban Hoong, who died of cancer today at 64, will always be remembered as an icon of Malaysia’s first private TV station TV3.

He trained many news casters of the station and was a dear friend of Malaysia’s top emcee and his frequent news reading partner Datuk Mahadzir Lokman.

Lam, from Ipoh, was formerly a Royal Malaysian Air Force pilot officer from 1964 to 1967.

He also pursued a career in insurance management and public speaking.

Lam read news on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), TV3 and Metrovision (now 8TV) for 23 years before moving on to emceeing and setting up the Robert Lam English Language Centre in Subang Jaya with branches nationwide.