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ohman
post Apr 22 2015, 11:13 PM

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QUOTE(Michael2020 @ Apr 22 2015, 11:00 PM)
Robert Kuok working with the Japanese War machine during WW2

Kuok has been the richest man in South East Asia since 2002. He is in the sugar business. Kuok's father arrived in Malaya from Fujian, China, at the beginning of the 20th century, and Robert was the youngest of three brothers, born on 6 October 1923, in Johor Bahru. He grew up speaking his parents' Chinese Fuzhou dialect, English and Japanese during Japan's wartime occupation of Malaya.

He claims he began in business as an office boy, and later started a business with relatives' support.[4] Upon graduation, he worked as a clerk in the rice-trading department of Japanese industrial conglomerate Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha between 1942 and 1945, in Singapore, a conglomerate which with the help of Japanese military unit monopolized the rice trade in Malaya during the occupation period. He was soon promoted to head the rice-trading department. After the war, he took the skills he learned from the Japanese back to the family's business in Johor.[5]

Kuok senior died in 1948, and Kuok and his two brothers and a cousin Kuok Hock Chin founded Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd in 1949, trading agricultural commodities. Kuok relationship with the Japanese continued after Malaya gained independence. In 1959, Kuok formed Malayan Sugar Manufacturing Co. Bhd. together with two prominent Japanese partners. He also brought many influential Malay elite into his company as directors and shareholders which include UMNO politician and Malay royalty. Kuok was granted a monopoly of sugar production in Malaysia. In 1961, he made a coup by buying cheap sugar from India before the prices shot up. He continued to invest heavily in sugar refineries, controlled 80% of the Malaysian sugar market with production of 1.5 million tonnes, equivalent to 10% of world production, and so earned his nickname "Sugar King of Asia".

In 1971, he built the first Shangri-La Hotel, in Singapore. His first foray into Hong Kong property was in 1977, when he acquired a plot of land on the newly reclaimed Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront, where he built the second hotel, the Kowloon Shangri-La. In 1993, his Kerry Group acquired a 34.9% stake in the South China Morning Post from Murdoch's News Corporation.

PS: At the same time Cainis was slaugthered by the Japaneses.
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he work as a white collar only.

why talk like he was a traitor or something?
ohman
post Apr 22 2015, 11:35 PM

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QUOTE(sad_ticket @ Apr 22 2015, 11:29 PM)
See we got someone clever and  look it underneath the hidden  thumbup.gif .

If they think Robert Kuok become rich easily without becoming the Government puppet let them be. The fake success story so unrealistic and just a made up to cover up the corrupt wealth.

Do you know He also got a brother living in Singapore and also rich. Really dont apply with the fake success story.
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Sour. So sour.


ohman
post Apr 22 2015, 11:36 PM

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QUOTE(euthanasia @ Apr 22 2015, 11:32 PM)
Kuok's older brother died fighting the communist cause. Communist China didn't forget this when Deng opened up China, hence how he got to be Special Advisor to the economic board of China.
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So he is malaysia croni. Also china croni.

How come he can becum croni but many people here cannot. hmm.gif

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