Thursday, August 27, 2009

Robert Kuok Says Concerned About Things Back Home in Malaysia

Although he and his family have been residing in Hong Kong for many years, Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Robert Kuok says he is always concerned about things back home.

Kuok, 85, who is also known as the Sugar King and is the richest Malaysian, expressed this when meeting Malaysia's Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen who is on a working trip here.

At the meeting held before lunch, Ng had requested Kuok to display a promotional video titled "Malaysia, Truly Asia" in his Shangri-La Hotel to which Kuok obliged.

He said, as a Malaysian, he felt honoured to lend a hand to Malaysia's Tourism Ministry in promoting Malaysian tourism.

Meanwhile, Kuok pointed out that public security was the main concern among tourists when they were travelling in foreign countries, as they were frightened of ending up as snatch theft victims or robbed.

"Nowadays, tourists are very concerned about their personal security, especially tourists from China and Japan. Therefore, public security must be taken into account in attracting tourists," he said.

Ng said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced the lead ministers for six national key results areas (NKRA) recently and crime prevention was one of them.

She said she was confident that with the NKRAs, crime rates in the country could be reduced effectively, and public security would be further enhanced as well.

Source : Bernama
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