Teik Aik as he was known was born on 4 December 1961 to parents who retired as government officers. He was the youngest of three children.
He schooled at Sekolah Sultan Abdul Samad in Petaling Jaya until his completion of the Malaysian Certificate of Education. He was an active sportsman playing hockey for the school and was an avid cross-country runner.
He then continued his education at Taylor’s College in Kuala Lumpur where he excelled and went on to read economics and law at Monash University, Melbourne. He was surrounded by many friends and did have a good time in Melbourne. He graduated from Monash University in 1986 with a double degree in economics and law.
After his Call to the Malaysian Bar on 27 February 1988, Teik Aik did stints with various law firms including Allen & Gledhill, Kadir Tan & Ramli, Kamarudin & Wee and Mah-Kok & Din. In 1994, he joined Bhadarul & Sarbjit as a partner until his untimely demise on 11 August 1996 at the age of 35.
Teik Aik died in the pursuit of one of his hobbies which was biking. He was biking with a group of friends when involved in an accident and passed away instantly.
Teik Aik was an extremely sociable and friendly person and had a truly “Muhibbah” group of friends and certainly did Malaysia proud. One of his outstanding features was his curly hair. As with many practitioners, he had a calling for the Bar and would quite regularly be found having his pint after office hours.
He was a diligent lawyer and upheld the best practices of the Bar. He was straight and forthright in his dealings both with clients and fellow lawyers.
He left behind his wife, Oon Ai Lee, his two siblings and their children.
All of us will miss him greatly.