He also served as Chairman of the National Service Training Council since 2005 to June 2008. He was a Member of the National Unity Advisory Panel from 2000-2008."
Prior to his current roles, Tan Sri Lee was in politics and served as MP for Bukit Bintang for four terms up to 1990. Prior to entering politics in 1969, Tan Sri worked as a temporary school teacher and trade unionist.
Tan Sri Lee completed secondary education at St Michael's Institution, Ipoh. and obtained his Senior Cambridge Certificate in 1965.