Law Hieng Ding

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Law Hieng Ding (simplified Chinese: 刘贤镇; traditional Chinese: 劉賢鎮; pinyin: Liú Xiánzhèn; 4 October 1935 – 25 December 2018) was a Malaysian politician. He was the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment from 1990 to 2004. Between 1982 and 2008, Law was a member of parliament representing Sarikei.[1]

Law Hieng Ding

Minister of Science, Technology and Environment
In office
27 October 1990  26 March 2004
MonarchAzlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Deputy1. Peter Chin Fah Kui (1990-1995)
2. Abu Bakar Daud (1995-1999)
3. Zainal Dahlan (1999-2004)
Preceded byStephen Yong Kuet Tze
Succeeded byJamaluddin Jarjis
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment
In office
Azlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterStephen Yong Kuet Tze
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byPeter Chin Fah Kui
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sarikei
In office
Preceded byChieng Tiong Kai (SUPP-BN)
Succeeded byDing Kuong Hiing (SUPP-BN)
Majority81 (1982)
519 (1986)
4,612 (1990)
uncontested (1995)
7,363 (1999)
11,599 (2004)
Personal details
Born(1935-10-04)October 4, 1935
Sibu, Crown Colony of Sarawak
Died25 December 2018(2018-12-25) (aged 83)
Resting placeSibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Political partySarawak United People's Party (SUPP)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Puan Sri Ngui Soon Leng
Alma materNanyang University


He graduated from Nanyang University, Singapore in 1960 with a Bachelor's degree of Commerce in Accountancy and Banking.[2]

Career and politics

Law started his political career in 1972 and has held the seat for the past six terms. He was a deputy minister from 1987 to 1990, and a Cabinet Minister from 1990 to 2004. He was also the Deputy President of Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and Nantah Education & Research Foundation as well as chairman or director to a number of public companies and foundation.


Law died on 25 December 2018 at the age of 83 during the Christmas Day celebration.[3]


Honours of Malaysia


  1. Law Hieng Ding May Contest For Sarikei Seat
  2. Education background
  3. Allison Lai, Hanis Zainal and Fatimah Zainal (25 December 2018). "Former minister Law Hieng Ding passes away". The Star. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  4. "CJ and Ghaz conferred Tun". Bernama. The Star. 4 June 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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