Ling Liong Sik

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Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr.
Ling Liong Sik
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 Ling Liong Sik
(1943-09-18) 18 September 1943 (age 73)
Kuala Kangsar, Perak, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) part of Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Ong Ee Nah (王维娜)
Children Ling Hee Leong, Ling Hee Keat
Alma mater University of Singapore

Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik (simplified Chinese: 林良实; traditional Chinese: 林良實; pinyin: Lín Liáng Shí; 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.


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 in 1986 as the sixth President of the Malaysian Chinese Association; 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.


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]


Honour of Malaysia[edit]


  1. ^ Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.,
  2. ^ Past Presidents, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik Archived 21 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Malaysian Chinese Association
  3. ^ "UTAR Commemorates 10th Anniversary". UTAR. March 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lau, Leslie (July 29, 2010). "A full circle for Dr Ling". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Chooi, Clara (July 29, 2010). "MCA in shock over Dr Ling’s PKFZ charge". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Fazy Sahir (July 29, 2010). "PKFZ scandal: Former MCA boss Ling charged". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 2004." (PDF).