Tribute to Dr Henry Ngai, OAM

Thursday, 16 August 2018

I rise in remembrance of the late Dr Henry Ngai OAM. Henry was the co-founding Chair of the Liberal Party Chinese Council, founding trustee of the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation and Chairman of the Chinese Catholic Community.

Henry was always generous with his time and efforts to help those less fortunate. Some of the organisations he was involved with include World Vision, the Red Cross, Fairfield Hospital, Kids Off the Street and other natural disaster relief programs.

Henry started a Cataract Charity Operation Team to offer free eye operations in Cambodia and China. In the last few years, they started donating and assisting with the installation of hearing aids to people in China.  Last year, during the refugee crisis in Europe, they donated 100,000 winter jackets to the refugees in Germany.

In the last few years, Henry and his company spent more than $2 million for medical research, medical equipment, hospitals, education and disaster relief. In 2018, Henry was awarded the OAM by Her Majesty the Queen of England. Henry was a well-loved philanthropist and it is with great pleasure that I commemorate his contribution to our society locally and globally in Parliament today. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Mrs Jenny Ngai, their two daughters and son-in-laws, and their seven grandchildren.