Fan Yew Teng lived a life that empowered others through knowledge, inspired them through his action, and lead them with boldness and humility when asked. His story is packed with incidents of courage, risk and compassion that were never boasted about. Here are some of his heroic actions and decisions we do know.
In no particular order, these inspiring people from around the world have caught our attention for their works on behalf of the human community in 2010. Read more about these amazing heroes by following the links to the source material.
A symbol of heroic and peaceful resistance in the face of opposition and an example of the power of the powerless. Daw Aung san Suu Kyi has given hope to the Burmese people over the last two decades. Hope that one day there will be an end to the military oppression in their country.