RI Global Press Release: M.B. Lee receives Presidential Award at GA in Hong Kong

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RI Global: Office of Communications

Contact: Adrian Brune, +1 347-759-9501

One of the highlights of the 2015 Annual General Assembly of RI, held in Hong Kong on September 21, 2015, was the presentation of a Presidential Award to recognize the decades of valuable contributions and support by Mr. M.B. Lee, one of the pioneering leaders and supporters of RI in Asia.

In accepting the award, Mr. Lee related the story of how he and then RI President, the late Dr. Harry Fang, worked together to secure the needed resources to buy RI’s headquarters office in New York City. He said he feels very happy that the property in New York, which served as a permanent “home” to RI for many decades, has enabled the organization to maintain active involvement and engagement with the United Nations and other important actors in the field of rehabilitation and disability.

Mr. Lee has also provided a gift to support the participation of RI members from developing countries in the 23rd World Congress of RI, to be held in October 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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