Obituary – The Late Dato’ Dr Chan Lam Kong
The Deputy Chairman of Selangor Turf Club, Dato’ Dr Chan Lam Kong, aged 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, 16 April 2021.
The late Dato’ Dr Chan was a retired Medical Practitioner who had his early education at Methodist Boys School in Kuala Lumpur before studying medicine at University of Malaya in Singapore. Dato’ Dr Chan served in the Malaysian Medical Services for a number of years before embarking on his own medical practice in Kuala Lumpur. Dato’ Dr Chan who retired from the medical services in 1995 leaves behind his wife Datin Lynnette Ong Kuen Lien and their three children.
Dato’ Dr Chan who was a horse racing enthusiast became a member of the Selangor Turf Club in 1989 and was appointed into the Committee in 1997 but resigned a year later in 1998. In the year 2000, Dato’ Dr Chan was re-elected as the Committee Member of the Selangor Turf Club. Thereafter, in 2009, Dato’ Dr Chan was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Selangor Turf Club and remained till his demise.
In 2012, the Minister of Finance appointed Dato’ Dr Chan as a Member of the Malaysian Totalisator Board for a duration of two years until 2014. He further served as a Committee Member of the Malayan Racing Association. Apart from these, Dato’ Dr Chan was also a Life Member of Malaysian Medical Association, Life Member of Royal Selangor Club and a Member of Royal Selangor Golf Club.
On June 30, 2011, Dato’ Dr Chan was conferred the Pingat Kesatria Mangku Negara (K.M.N.) by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong in conjunction with his Majesty’s Official Birthday for the year 2011.
Dato’ Dr Chan was conferred the award of “Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang” (D.I.M.P.) which carries the title “Dato” by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang, in conjunction with His Royal Highness’ Birthday on 24 October 2012.
Dato’ Dr Chan has contributed immensely towards the growth of the racing industry and equestrian sports in the country. His passing is a great loss to the industry. May his soul rest in peace.