Datuk Yeoh Kian Teik, the father of Malaysian-born international movie star Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, passed away peacefully at his old home in Ipoh on Wednesday. He was 89 years old.

According to The Star, Kian Teik’s son, Yeoh Lam Beng, revealed that the former Perak MCA chairman “was surrounded by family members“. The actress’ father is known for his contribution in Malaysia’s transport system, which is the city’s popular express bus service, Sri Maju. The executive coach service started in 1975 with the Ipoh-Singapore route.

Michelle Yeoh and his father


The actress is set to appear in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend”, the sequel to Lee Ang’s 2000 martial arts movie. “Glee” star Harry Shum Jr. is set to appear in the sequel as well. However, despite her busy schedule, it has been revealed that Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh was with her father during his final hours.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michelle’s father. Sending love from where we are!


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