PETALING JAYA – The accomplishments of multi-billionaire Robert Kuok as an entrepreneur are a success story for the country, said the Prime Minister’s Office.
In a statement on Tuesday (Feb 27), Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad said Kuok’s story is an inspiration to other entrepreneurs.
He said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also welcomes the statement from Kuok that he has a deep appreciation for the opportunities he had in this country and recognises the contributions made by all Malaysians towards the development of the nation.
Tengku Sariffuddin also said that Kuok had said that he appreciates the leaders of Malaysia who have, throughout their lives, done everything they can to contribute to the well-being of Malaysians.
He added that Najib had taken Kuok’s success as the richest individual in Malaysia, as someone who is hardworking, disciplined and driven and achieved success after getting the opportunity to monopolise the rice and sugar business from the Government then.
Last week, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin posted three articles in his website Malaysia Today, alleging Kuok was funding various political parties to overthrow the Government.
It was reported that several leaders criticised Kuok, following the articles in Malaysia Today.
In response, Kuok refuted the allegations, adding that he reserves the right to take action against the portal.