Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Robert Kuok versus Malaysia

Recently I had tea with my personal doctor, Dr Chan and his husband Jeffrey Chan. Just as we sat down, knowing that I am into politics, he immediately told me to check out an article about world famous tycoon Robert Kuok versus the Malaysian government. We had always discussed politics together although we may not share the same view sometimes.
So I read the article that he mentioned and I would like to share it with friends on this blog. There are some truth and some misinformation in the article but I would let you to make your own decision on the content of the article.
My two cent worth:
Every Prime Minister since Tun Abdul Razak maintained a very good relationship with Tan Sri Robert Kuok. His views and investments were very much treasured by the Malaysian government. Even Tun Dr Mahathir seek his counsel related to China and it was also through him that the Malaysia government managed to brokered a peace deal with the Malaysia Communist Party. The relationship between them was so good that whenever Tun Mahathir visit China, he will stay at Kuok’s hotel.
Well, so what went wrong and when and where? Perhaps we should direct this to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the pro cronies Prime Minister who do not even know what he is doing. It was during his time that Kuok was asked to sell his sugar interests in Malaysia to Abdullah’s cronies.
We also see that it was also during Abdullah’s administration that Kuok started to move his Malaysian assets overseas and stop making investment in Malaysia. What happened between Abdullah and Kuok we do not know but one thing for sure is that Abdullah must have given the impression to Kuok that Malaysia is not a place for investment.
It is wrong for the article to blame the current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib. What Najib needs to do now is to win back the heart and trust of Kuok for the betterment of Malaysia. We are a resource rich country and there are many things that he can invest in. Abduallah should come out to clarify this (well, if he is still mentally fit).
Sugar King vs Malaysia
Recently, the government offended Robert Kuok, as a result, the Malaysian economy suffered a great blow! After the official Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia , the Najib government now really understands Robert Kuok's influence on China !
In order to benefit their cronies, they arm twisted to swallow up Robert Kuok’s sugar empire. The cronies get richer by 10’s of billions, but it caused a national loss of more than 200 billion! Those who have insider info can only curse: PKHKC it!
Malaysia's Sugar King was forced to leave Malaysia, but became the world’s sugar king! He bought the world's largest sugar mills in Australia, invested USD10 billion, it is the world's largest sugar cane sugar refining industry, living up to the name of the world’s sugar king.
On the other hand, the Malaysia government benefited cronies at the expense of national interests. For those who have insider info, Kuok offered immense help to the Malaysian government in the past few decades, he has done everything possible; but what the government did was like what you will get when you turn over a pig stomach: faeces. In other words, Najib Government was UNGRATEFUL!
In "Confidential" news about the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia recently.... it hit a snag with Najib.
Prior to Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia , Najib and his cabinet on more than one occasion, hinted that he hoped China will double the amount of palm oil with Malaysia .
We all know that China is the largest consumer of palm oil from Malaysia . Rapid economic rise in the recent years, China became the largest palm oil market for Malaysia, but Malaysia has also strong competition from Indonesia , trying to sell palm oil at lower prices to China and India, diluting the Malaysian market share. This is most worrying for Najib.
Najib hoped to sign new palm oil trading contracts with Premier Wen Jiabao, hopng to more than double the average 10 million tonnes monthly export to China . But Wen Jiabao came to a Malaysia, he told Najib: 'impossible'. It was an utter disappointment.
Najib knows the Chinese market demand. Even to import one million tonnes of palm oil daily, is not a problem. So, where is the problem?
The problem is... Sugar king Kuok did not agree!
Why was Sugar king Kuok able to influence China's decision to buy Malaysian palm oil?
Who has the monopoly of Chinese national oil market? China national oil market leader is "Arowana" cooking oil, accounting for nearly 40%! The Arowana cooking oil boss is Robert Kuok!
Think about it, if Premier Wen Jiabao on behalf of the Chinese government buys Malaysian palm oil, who is going to refine it into cooking oil? Of course, it is the privatized enterprises! With 40% market share, if Arowana cooking oil company refuses the supply, how is the Chinese government going to utilize the supply?
Najib was insensible from the start, and did not know Kuok had such huge influence in China . He had helped cronies, forcing Robert Kuok to give up the Malaysian sugar king throne, and didn’t expect to have such quick retribution
Kuok was forced to leave Malaysia, his heart is of course very unhappy. People of Malaysia must know, during the early days of Malaysia , we did not have aviation professionals, the BN government requested Kuok's father to help set up Malayan Airways.
1970 Malaysian maritime shipping industry was also a vacuum, the Malaysian government sent representatives to Hong Kong to personally plead Kuok’s help. For national development, Kuok put aside the Group's businesses, came back to Malaysia to assist the Government to establish a national maritime shipping industry. This later transformed into MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CORPORATION, referred to as MISC.
Robert Kuok was a big help when Malaysia repeatedly faced economic difficulties. Even in MCA Tan Koon Swan’s case, it was Robert Kuok who paid the bail! Malaysia ’s successive governments, from BN to the National Front, owed Robert Kuok a hell of a lot. But the Malaysian Government was ungrateful, using the strong arm twisting excuses to forcefully take over Kuok’s empire. Is this not ungrateful?
When Deng Xiaoping made a comeback in the 70s, and announced China's reform and needed most help from overseas Chinese entrepreneurs; Robert was first to take action to help Deng. Among the other entrepreneurs of Chinese economic miracle are Henry Fok and Li Ka-shing Hong Kong . Malaysian entrepreneur Robert Kuok was the first to respond to Deng Xiaoping in Beijing and built China 's first five-star hotels, Shangri-La!
With over 30 years of deep relationship with the Chinese government and leadership, Kuok has great influence. Najib failed to recognise this. This is why the quote at the start of this post : “For the interests of their cronies, they arm twisted to take over Kuok’s Sugar Empire, cronies got rich by the 10s of billions, but it caused a national loss of more than 200 billions!”
Kuok's sugar empire was eaten by the fat vampire's family abruptly. Imagine, a world renowned international trade business personality, what humiliation he received in return for his single-minded help all this while for his own country and government? And Najib would never think that the consequences of offending the Sugar King will be so very serious.
Right after Sugar King left Malaysia , he immediately announced the acquisition of Australia 's biggest sugar factory. This is the world supplier of raw material for sugar manufacturing. Of course, this includes supplying to the family of the fat vampire woman’s sugar factory in Perlis.
Early this year, Kuok announced plans to invest USD 10 billion in Indonesia for development of the world's largest sugar cane growing areas, as well as advanced refinery. The world economy was facing a downturn, the Malaysian government travelled around the world to solicit investment. How much was Malaysia ’s foreign investment? Kuok’s single investment in Indonesia is equivalent to as USD10 billion dollars! Don’t you want to screw the couple: PKHKC!?
At the moment, Kuok’s take towards China ’s palm oil contract with Malaysia was to remain with the agreed terms. There won’t be any increase. Indonesia has more palm oil than Malaysia . It is cheaper too. Now that Kuok had invested so much money in Indonesia , the Government of Indonesia would have treated him as their God of Wealth. Certainly, open to negotiate anything with him. Moreover, Indonesia has been eyeing to take over the China palm oil supply contract from Malaysia .
The CONSOLATION China gave in return for not increasing the purchase of palm oil was buying frozen durian. Do the Chinese people have the habit of eating durian it? How much time and effort is needed to market frozen durian from Malaysia ? Thai durian may not sell well in China , let alone Malaysia frozen durian?
Business is business, who would supply millions of dollars’ worth of frozen durian into a brand new market with no durian eating habits? Should the Chinese people become non-receptive of it, how do we deal with return goods? A total loss with capital. Is this how to do business?
Earlier this year, when the news hit the papers that Kuok made an announcement to invest USD 10 billion in Indonesia, many criticized Kuok for being unpatriotic, preferring to take so much money into Indonesia instead of Malaysian. What CRAP! You arm-twisted him to take over his empire, forcing the man to leave Malaysia in hurt & humiliation; now that the man ignores the Malaysian market, and you criticize him? Have you guys got balls for brains?
For him to bring his huge investment to Australia & Indonesia instead of Malaysia , who is to be blamed?
Incidentally, Kuok is not just Chinas’ hotelier, king of cooking oil, the world’s sugar King; he is also the patent owner of the Coca-cola soft drink brand in the Chinese market. Kuok is involved in a diversity of businesses in China . He created many job opportunities for China . The Chinese central government and leaders have great respect for him as an entrepreneur. When the man speaks, the weight it carries can be far-reaching.
THE MANDARIN VERSION IS BELOW

大马糖王:那鸡吃了一粒糖,却输掉一间厂,吃了一间厂,却輸掉全世界。
最近那鸡政府得罪了郭鹤年,给大马经济带来的打击更加大到吓人!尤其中国温家宝总理来马官访以后,那鸡政府才真正体会到郭鹤年对中国的影响力有多大!
他们为了朋党的利益,硬硬吞掉了郭鹤年的玻璃市糖厂,表面上让朋党发财10几亿,但是却造成了全民损失超过200亿!知道内情的人,又忍不住要开骂PKHKC了!
大马糖王离开大马,变成世界糖王!他在澳洲买下世界最大的糖厂,有出资100亿美金,在耶加达发展世界最大的甘蔗种植计划和发展炼糖工业;世界糖王之名,郭老当仁不让。
反观大马,为了朋党的利益,却牺牲了全民的利益。。。。对于⋯⋯知情者而言,过去几十年来,郭老对大马政府的援手帮忙,真的是仁至义尽;没有想到政府反转猪肚就是屎,只有四个字可以形容那鸡政府:忘恩负义!
有一个《秘闻》,是关于最近中国总理温家宝访马,那鸡碰钉子的。
早在温家宝总理访马之前,那鸡和他的内阁就不止一次放话,说希望中国可以通过这次访马的时候,将购买大马棕油的数额提高一倍。
大家都知道中国是大马棕油最大消费国。经济急速崛起的中国是在近年来成为大马最大的棕油市场,不过我国目前也面对印尼的强力竞争,试图以更低价格出售棕油给中国和印度,分薄大马的市场。这正是那鸡最担心的。
那鸡希望温家宝总理能够签署一份新的棕油买卖合约,将平均每个月出口到中国的10多万公吨的数量提高一倍。可是温家宝一来到大马,就告诉那鸡,那是不可能的事。那鸡犹如被当头浇了一盘冷水。
那鸡知道中国市场需求量太大了,就算每月进口100万公吨的棕油,也不是问题。那么,问题在哪里?
问题就在:糖王郭鹤年不答应!
为什么糖王郭鹤年能够影响中国购买大马棕油的决定?
中国全国的食油市场是由谁垄断的呢?中国的食油市场老大,是《金龙鱼油》食油;占了全国食油市场将近40%!而金龙鱼油食油的大老板,正是郭鹤年!
想想,温家宝代表中国政府购买大马棕油,回国之后这些棕油交给谁去加工提炼成食油?当然就是民间企业啦!金龙鱼油食油公司不答应吃下这些货的活,你叫中国政府怎样消耗掉?
那鸡从一开始就傻呼呼的,根本不知道郭鹤年在中国竟然有这么大的影响力。他当初帮着朋党逼郭鹤年让出大马糖王宝座的时候,绝对没有想到这么快就得到报应!
郭鹤年被逼离开大马,心里当然非常不爽,要知道大马建国初期连航空业人才也没有,是联盟政府恳求郭鹤年的父亲帮忙设立马来亚航空公司的。
70年代大马海上航运业也真空,是大马政府亲自派代表去香港邀请郭鹤年帮忙,郭鹤年为了国家发展,将自己的集团业务暂时放下,回来大马协助政府设立国家海上航运业,这才有了后来的MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COPERATION,简称MISC
连老马也多次遇到经济商业难题的时候找过郭鹤年帮忙,甚至当年马华的陈群川遇到新泛电官司,无法缴交保释金,都是郭鹤年两肋插刀帮忙搞定的!这表示,大马历任政府,从联盟到国阵,都欠了郭鹤年不少人情。但是大马政府竟然打完斋不要和尚,过桥抽板,硬硬以〈不批准白糖起价〉,〈必须国有化〉等等借口把郭鹤年在大马的基业给吃掉!大家说,这是不是忘恩负义?
70年代邓小平东山再起,宣布中国走改革开放路线的时候,最需要海外华裔企业家鼎力相助;最早坐言起行走进中国帮邓伯伯开拓中国市场创造经济奇迹的大企业家,香港是霍英东和李嘉诚,大马企业家就是郭鹤年第一个响应邓小平,在北京建造中国第一家五星级大酒店:香格里拉大酒店!
凭着过去30多年和中国政府领导层建立的深厚关系,郭鹤年的影响力之大,绝对是那鸡无法想象的。这就是为什么在这个帖子最前面说:他们为了朋党的利益,硬硬吞掉了郭鹤年的玻璃市糖厂,表面上让朋党发财10几亿,但是却造成了全民损失超过200亿!
郭老的糖厂被僵尸肥婆的家族硬生生吃掉,想他老人家叱咤国际商场,几曾受过这么大的屈辱?更何况还是自己一心一意帮助了几十年的祖国政府?而那鸡根本没有想到,他得罪了糖王的后果竟是如此严重。
【吃了一間廠,輸掉全世界。】--名句精华。
糖王这边才离开大马,那边立刻宣布收购澳洲最大的白糖制造厂,制造白糖的某种原料,就是由这家企业供应给全世界糖厂的,当然,包括被僵尸肥婆家族吃掉的玻璃市糖厂。
接着在今年初,郭老再宣布投资100亿美金,在印尼开发世界最大甘蔗种植区,还有先进的炼糖厂。世界经济不景,大马政府周游列国招商,外资来马的总投资额一年才多少亿?郭鹤年单独一人给印尼的单一项目投资就高达100亿美金!各位,看到这里,你会不会很想对那鸡夫妇大骂一句:PKHKC!?(不明PKHKC,哈哈)
现在郭老态度摆到明,中国和大马政府以前签下来的购买棕油合约照跑,但是,想增加购买数量?免谈!印尼的棕油比马来西亚更多,价格更便宜,加上现在他在印尼投资这么多钱,印尼政府当然把他当财神,什么都好谈。更何况印尼一直虎视眈眈,希望能够从大马手中抢走中国的买卖棕油合约。
至于中国购买冷冻榴莲,根本就是在无法得到更多棕油购买的承诺之下,中国给大马的CONSOLATION,安慰奖而已啦!哈哈哈!中国人有吃榴莲的习惯吗?你要花多少时间和心思去推销大马冷冻榴莲?泰国榴莲在中国都未必卖得好,更何况是冷冻榴莲?
在商言商,谁敢一下子将价值数百万美金的冷冻榴莲推进一个完全陌生的市场吗?万一中国人的接受度不足,时间久了面对退货问题,怎么办?血本无归啊!做生意是这样的吗?别傻了!
今年初,当郭老宣布在印尼投资100亿美金的消息见报之后,我看到一些人批评郭老不爱国,宁愿将这么多资金拿去印尼,都不照顾大马人;我就一直为郭老叫屈!你们忘恩负义把人家的基业吞掉,让郭老含恨离开大马;现在看到郭老不鸟大马市场了,你们有资格批评他吗?
追根究底,人家宁愿在澳洲和印尼大量投资,都不看你一言,应该怪谁?
顺便跟大家报告一下:郭鹤年不但是中国的酒店大王,食油大王,世界糖王,他还是coca cola汽水品牌在中国市场的专利权拥有者。他在中国涉及的业务极多而且多元化。为中国制造许多就业机会的商机,是中国中央政府领导人非常敬重的一位企业家。他讲一句话,份量绝对不会比一些外国领导人低。他也是直到目前为止,唯一一位从来不接受大马皇室授勋的大马大企业家。很多人写他的时候,理所当然地称他《丹斯里郭鹤年》,事实上他并没有这些勋衔,也不稀罕。他不是丹斯里,也不是拿督。

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