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Izhar M Fihir
— An Asian Whitecoat from the University of Indonesia who secretly worked for the tobacco industry —
Some key documents
Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Depok
1990 Sep 18: Sharon Boyse, the "Issues Manager" of BAT in the UK is providing advice to other companies re their shared "Asian ETS Program."
Rothmans have not participated, and RJR has reduced its funding for this project, but Philip Morris has increased its contribution.
- Gray Robertson of HBI is available in Far East around Nov 7
- New Consultants (WhiteCoats) have been recruited in:
— Professor Wen-Chen Victor Liu, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the National Chio Tung University (an expert on building ventilation and IAQ)
- Singapore (second consultant)
— Dr Siew Eang Lee, Director of Laboratories, School of Architecture, University of Singapore
- Orientation session to be in Manila Oct 19 for new consultants from Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. And for six new Japanese consultants in Tokyo early December
- Consultant activities.
- Distribute McGill ETS symposium proceedings
- Hong Kong IAQ monitoring project field work
- Attack on EPA's report on ETS circulated. Ready for release of the EPA report
- Symposium "Health priorities for the Philippines through the 1990s on Oct 20 [See release] http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/xrh00a99/pdf
- Gray Robertson (HBI) activities in Hong Kong continuing.
Shares are now BAT/B&W $160,000, JTI $160,000, Philip Morris $140,000, RJ Reynolds $100,000.
1990 Oct 19: A meeting of consultant in Manilla. This is the new Asian Whitecoats orientation meeting.
- Lawyers: John Rupp and David Billings of Covington & Burling.
- English ARIA recruiters: George Leslie, Roger Perry,
- Australian consultant/helper: Helen Garnett,
- Old WhiteCoats: Luis Ferrer, Linda Koo, Ben Reverente, Camilo Roa, Lina Somera.
- New Consultants:
- Dr. I Fihir (Jakarta),
- Dr Lee Siew Eang (Singapore)
- Dr Lim Heng Juat (KL)
- Dr Wen-Chen Victor Liu (Taipei)
- Dr Quah Lee Kiang (Singapore)
See Agenda for this meeting. Note the 'scare' session on Legionella by the Australian microbiologist Helen Garnett. Also note the information sessions by Gordon Leslie on how the WhiteCoats/Consultants organisations ARIA , APAIAQ and IAI operate to launder funds for their academic members.
1991 Nov 28-29: 13th Asian Conference on Occupational Health in Bangkok, Thailand — had a special piggy-backed Satellite Symposium on 'Indoor Air Quality in Asia' It had a number of Asian WhiteCoats as speakers, together with well-known European tobacco science-lobbyists (along with at least one legitimate scientist and some unwitting associates):
- Indoor Air Quality of Urban Shopping Facilities — by Izhar M Fihir, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia.
- Identification of the Source of Airborne Particulate Matter in Urban, Suburban and Industrial Areas, — by Sung-Ok Baek, Deparment of Environmental Engineering, Yeungnam University, Kyungsan, Korea
- "How Safe are the Maximal Exposure Levels of CO" — by Goran Krystic and Donald ('Max') Weetman, Sunderland Polytechnic, [European WhiteCoats]
- "How Do We Establish Priorities for the Amelioration of Indoor Air Pollution" — by Gordon Leslie [WhiteCoat recruiter]
- "Contol of Dust in Small Cement Factories with Shaft Kilns" — by Guang-quan Liu et al