Former chairman of Star Publications dies at 70

Former Star Publica-tions (M) Bhd chairman Datuk Leong Tang Chong.

PETALING JAYA - Former Star Publica-tions (M) Bhd chairman Datuk Leong Tang Chong has died due to dengue fever. He was 70.

Leong, a lawyer by profession, held the post of Star Publications chairman from Feb 25, 2009 until November 2009, when he was redesignated a non-independent and non-executive director.

He resigned from the company on June 23, 2010.

Leong had his own legal practice, Messrs TC Leong & Co. In January this year, he was appointed a member of the MCA disciplinary board. He was previously the party's legal bureau chief.

He was also former Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman trustee and board of directors' chairman.

At the time of his death, Leong was a Utar council member and on the board of directors of its Education Foundation.

He is said to have been instrumental in proposing amendments or repeals of some major Bills in Parliament, such as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, the Law Reform Bill and the Internal Security Act.

The wake will be held at the Xiao En Centre, Jalan Kuari, Cheras, from noon and is open to the public. The funeral will be held on Sunday.