Merdeka Award Recipient Tan Sri Just Faaland passed away on February 17, 2017, at the age of 95.
An extraordinary man with great passion and insights, Tan Sri Faaland will be remembered for his many significant contributions to the nation and people of Malaysia. One of the architects behind Malaysia’s New Economic Policy (NEP), he played an influential role in driving the country’s economic prosperity, social equity and inclusive growth.
He received the Merdeka Award in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the advocacy of equitable growth through eradication of poverty and reduction of socio-economic polarisation in the category of Outstanding Contribution to the People of Malaysia.
Tan Sri Faaland leaves behind a legacy that inspires Malaysians to continuously strive for excellence.