(Condolence Message at the death of former Deputy Speaker (MP for Ayer Itam), Datuk Dr. Hee Tien Lai at Lam Wah Ee Hospital on Sunday, 21st February 2016)
The Class of ’59, High School, Batu Pahat grieves the loss of another classmate Datuk Dr.Hee Tien Lai from heart attack in Penang early this morning, after attending my 75th birthday reunion last night.
Tien Lai was former Deputy Speaker of Malaysian Parliament in 1982 and three-term Barisan Nasional MP for Ayer Hitam in Johore.
The Class of ’59 produced three Members of Parliament, Tien Lai, Datuk Mustapha Mohamad former Minister, Ambassador and MP for Sri Gading and myself.
Tien Lai later migrated to Australia and carried out a very successful medical practice, especially after he immersed himself in Chinese medicine, particularly acupuncture.
Deepest condolences to Datin Loke Siew Chin, another product of Batu Pahat, at the loss of her husband as well as Tien Lai’s three daughters, who are successful professionals in Melbourne, and his eight grand children.
Tien Lai, Rest in Peace.