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Monday April 11, 2011

Ex-minister and bankrupt lose Selangor titles

SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor has suspended the datukship of former transport minister Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy and revoked the title awarded to Ekran Bhd’s former executive chairman Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah stripped Chan’s title pending the outcome of his cheating trial while Ting’s was revoked as he was a bankrupt.

State secretary Datuk Khusrin Munawi said the charges against Chan were serious as it in- volved the country and public interest.

“The title will be returned if he (Chan) is proven innocent,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Chan received the title in 2003.

In Feb 28, Chan claimed trial to three counts of cheating over the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.

On Ting’s datukship, Khusrin said the Sultan made the decision as it was not suitable for a bankrupt to carry the title.

Ting, who was declared bankrupt by the Insolvency Department in Oct 29 last year, was conferred the datukship by the Selangor Palace in 1996.

The title was revoked effective March 24.

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