Germany: A decade has passed, but the visions are continuously dancing in the memory…. A Malay Proverb comes to mind “tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, inikan pula tempat bermain’. In English, it simply means that we will always remember places and people who made impact on our lives. After returning from the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme in Germany, Lim was interviewed by the editor of the New Straits Times (NST), Faezah Ismail in Putrajaya on his research: “Budi as the Malay Mind”. The interview was published in the column, Learning Curve, New Sunday Times on April 16, 2006 (see press clippings below).
Picture was taken in Putrajaya, Malaysia by NST photographer, Hamsiah Abu Bakar
Kim-Hui LIM was born in the state of Kedah, Malaysia and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction in Creative and Descriptive Writing (Media Studies now) from University of Malaya in 1988. In 1994 he received his MA from University of Malaya, specializing in Informal Logic/Critical Thinking. In 2002, he completed his PhD at the University of Hamburg, Germany under the full scholarship of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). His PhD thesis entitled, Budi as the Malay Mind: A Philosophical Study of Malay Ways of Reasoning and Emotion in Peribahasa, was awarded Preis der Deustch-Malaysischen Gesellschaft (2003) by the German-Malaysian Society for his contribution in promoting a better understanding between Germany and Malaysia. Lim was also awarded Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2003. In 2007, he was awarded Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship. He worked as a lecturer and research fellow at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1994 to 2010. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of Malay-Indonesian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.