Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing

KUCHING: Prominent businessman and renowned developer Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing passed away at the age of 75 this afternoon.

The late Ting breathed his last at his residence at Jalan Stutong here.

At the time of writing, his family members had requested for privacy and no further details were disclosed.

However, a source close to his family said Ting needed respiratory assistance before being taken home by an ambulance at noon.

Born in Bintangor from a less fortunate family, Ting started out by helping his father to sell fruits.

Ting business career began when he ventured into construction as a sub-contractor.

The late Ting was well known in the construction industry after successfully completing the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort hotel within 100 days in 1991, which had impressed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was prime minister then.

In 2003, Ting was also known for the construction of Bintulu airport and the upgrading of Kuching International Airport (KIA).

He had also made headlines in the local and national newspapers throughout his 16 years in the construction industry.

The late Ting was awarded the Malaysian Property Award by FIACB in 1992.