Ling Liong Sik

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Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr.
Ling Liong Sik
林良实
6th President of the Malaysian Chinese Association
In office
September 3, 1986 – May 23, 2003
Preceded by Tan Koon Swan
Succeeded by Ong Ka Ting
Malaysian Minister for Transport
In office
7 January 1986 – 25 May 2003
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed
Preceded by Chong Hon Nyan
Succeeded by Chan Kong Choy
Personal details
Born (1943-09-18) 18 September 1943 (age 71)
Kuala Kangsar, Perak, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) part of Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Ong Ee Nah
Children Ling Hee Leong, Ling Hee Keat
Alma mater University of Singapore

Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik (born 18 September 1943) is a retired Malaysian politician.

He was president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, and the Malaysian Minister for Transport.[1][2] He is the current chairman of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. UTAR's Dewan Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik is named after him.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ling was born on September 18, 1943 at Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Federated Malay States.

He is married to Toh Puan Ong Ee Nah and has two sons: Hee Leong and Hee Kiat.

Education[edit]

Ling studied in King Edward VII School (Taiping). He graduated as a medical doctor from University of Singapore in 1966. Subsequently, he set up his practice in Penang.

Political career[edit]

In 1974, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Mata Kuching constituency. He successfully defended his position in 1978 and 1982. He was elected Member of Parliament for Labis in 1986. He also subsequently successfully defended his position in the 1990, 1995 and 1999 general elections.

He was elected to be the sixth President of the Malaysian Chinese Association in 1986, he held this position for almost 17 years until 2003.

In 1986, he was appointed Transport Minister. Prior to that, he had held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Federal, Territory, Deputy Information Minister, Deputy Finance Minister and Deputy Education Minister.

He was the Minister of Transport of Malaysia from 7 January 1986 till 25 May 2003.

Controversy[edit]

After years of staying out of the spotlight, Ling was charged in July 2010 for cheating in relation to the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.[4][5][6]

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