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  Robert Kuok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Kuok Hock Nien (郭鶴年, pinyin: Guō Hènián) (born October 6, 1923, in Johor Bahru, in then Malaya) is reputedly the richest man in Malaysia.
Kuok controls the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Chain, Kerry Group, Perlis Plantations Bhd, South-China Morning Post and dozens of other companies.
Nowadays, Kuok Khoon Ean one of Robert's sons, handles most of the day-to-day operations of his businesses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Kuok   (177 words)

 Published or Presented Writings
Robert Kuok's father, an immigrant from Foochow came to Johore Baru in 1909 and established Tong Seng Company in wholesaling and retailing rice, sugar and flour.
For Robert Kuok, it meant the only way they knew that would allow them to build up a trading base for their group and continue the diversification and dispersion in terms of their activities and products.
Kuoks who had started their business in sugar trading, found it easier to forge business connections with other ethnic Chinese and prominent politicians to diversify their business interests into property development, media industry and hotel business throughout Southeast Asian and China.
www.geocities.com /ANDREAKOO/papers.htm   (6741 words)

 NUS: KE > August 2001 > Students' Residence Takes Distinguished Kuok Name
Charitable magnate, Mr Robert Kuok, in the foreground of Kuok Foundation House.
Kuok Foundation House was officially opened by Malaysian tycoon and Raffles College alumnus Robert Kuok on 19 June.
Mr Kuok, known as "the Sugar King" in the 1960s, has a global business empire that now not only covers sugar, but also commodities trading, shipping, property development and hotels.
newshub.nus.edu.sg /ke/0102/articles/kuok_foundation.htm   (195 words)

 Robert Kuok -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He began investing in the (A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative) sugar refinery business and became known as the "Sugar King" of Malaysia.
His business interests range from (Tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar) sugarcane plantations, sugar refinery, flour milling, animal feed, oil and mining to finance, hotels, properties, trading and freight.
Kuok controls the (additional info and facts about Shangri-La Hotel) Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Chain, Kerry Group, Perlis Plantations Bhd, and dozens of other companies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/robert_kuok.htm   (202 words)

 CMU 429 - South China Morning Post - Leadership Control
Robert Kuok retired as chairman and director of the South China Morning Post on December 31, 1997.
Kuok Khoon Ean, aged 45, joined the Board in October 1993 and was appointed Chairman in January 1998.
Kuok became an Executive Director in January 2000 and assumed the role of Executive Chairman in August 2000.
courses.washington.edu /commedia/projects/429_chinese_com_systems/s_china_morning_post/cmu429/leader_control.html   (1111 words)

 currentevents.ca - Robert Kuok   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Shangri-La was founded in 1971 by Robert Kuok,...
· On December 31, 1997, Kuok Khoon Ean became chairman and director of...
Article: "India: Singapore-Based Billionaire Robert Kuok Has Acquired Ktv Oil Mill...
www.currentevents.ca /Robert-Kuok/reference/fullview/wikipedia/1314868   (163 words)

 CMU 429 - South China Morning Post - Management Organization
Robert Keatley was a graduate of the University of Washington.
Kuok Koon Seng is Chief Executive Officer of SCMP.com Limited, which encompasses all the Internet activities of the Group.
Prior to joining the Group in 1996, he was a senior executive with the Kuok Group, and was an executive director of Television Broadcasts Limited in 1990 and 1991.
courses.washington.edu /commedia/projects/429_chinese_com_systems/s_china_morning_post/cmu429/management.html   (882 words)

 Soya & Oilseed Industry News
For Kuok, the attraction lies in acquiring two refineries with a capacity of 400-tpd each based in Chennai and Tuticorin, a 100-tpd vanaspati plant and an 50-tpd oilseed crushing plant, that would give the company immediate access to the Indian retail market.
The arrival of Kuok should change the market dynamics for other new MNC players like Cargill, Bunge, and Archer Daniel Midlands, who are struggling to gain a toe-hold in the Indian packaged foods market.
And the fight could well be to the finish as Kuok has deep pockets, wide experience, and has just emerged as the top retailer of branded cooking oil in China.
www.soyatech.com /bluebook/news/viewarticle.ldml?a=20050318-2   (689 words)

 Resignation of Mr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Robert Kuok in June for "exaggeration and fabrication", it should be obvious that his days at the Post were numbered.
Kuok, who was one of the tycoons invited to Beijing.
Kuok wrote to his own newspaper the Post to denounce Mr.
fungchiwood.com /Resignation-Wo-Lap-Lam.html   (327 words)

 Eminent Malaysians/Singaporeans Group to repair bilateral relations
Recently, multi-billionaire Tan Sri Robert Kuok said Malaysia and Singapore should try patching things up, saying that the two nations still have to live like brothers in the next 100 or 200 years.
DAP supports Robert Kuok’s call that Malaysia and Singapore should try patching things up and proposes a joint committee of eminent Malaysians and Singaporeans headed by Robert Kuok to make recommendations to restore good bilateral relations between the two governments and countries which would be an example to ASEAN and the world.
The Parliaments of the two countries should set an example to pave the way for the mending of fences by both governments and countries instead of aggravating bilateral relations by indulging in the bashing of the neighbouring country.
www.dapmalaysia.org /all-archive/English/2003/sep03/lks/lks2611.htm   (443 words)

Billionaire Robert Kuok has acquired KTV Oil Mills, a large cooking oil company in south India, to introduce imported oil in its own brands.
For Kuok, the attraction lies in acquiring two refineries based in Chennai and Tuticorin, a vanaspati plant and an oilseed crushing plant, that would give the company immediate access to the Indian retail market.
And the fight could well be to the finish as Kuok has deep pockets, wide experience, and just emerged as the top retailer of branded cooking oil in China.
news.helplinelaw.com /0305/ndjv-malaysian-co.php   (669 words)

 South China Morning Post - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the Kuok family took over the SCMP, the paper has been seen by some as having shifted to a pro-People's Republic of China stance.
Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok's Kerry Media Ltd bought the controlling interest from News Corp in October 1993.
His son, Kuok Khoon Ean, took over as chairman at the end of 1997.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_China_Morning_Post   (636 words)

 Workers Online : International : 2001 - Issue 92 : The Docklands and Global Labour
That was why the building unions in Victoria threatened a boycott of the Docklands project if Robert Kuok's company was awarded the tender without settling the dispute in Jakarta fairly and in good faith.
Robert Kuok's Shangri-La Asia operates close to 40 luxury hotels from Dubai to Fiji.
Robert Kuok may not have won a lucrative contract in Melbourne, but attention will stay focused on his companies, and their subsidiaries, whatever country they operate in, until the dispute in Jakarta is resolved in good faith with a return to work.
workers.labor.net.au /92/c_historicalfeature_docks.html   (959 words)

 LaborNET: Workers Online Live News Feed: Shangri-La boss loses $bill project
HK-based billionaire, Robert Kuok - the owner of the Shangri-La hotel and resort chain - has lost out on a nearly $2 billion dollar tender to build an upmarket hotel, apartment blocks, offices, shops, restaurants and cafes on a prime real estate site in Melbourne.
Robert Kuok is one of the wealthiest men in the world.
Mr Kuok, who is originally from Malaysia, is also reputed to be one of the most influential Overseas Born Chinese businessmen among the top cadres in Beijing.
www.labor.net.au /news/935.html   (540 words)

 TODAYonline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, whose vast empire includes media, hotel and mining properties, is Southeast Asia's richest person with estimated wealth of 5.3 billion dollars, Forbes magazine says.
Kuok had also topped last year's inaugural Forbes roster of the region's wealthiest individuals.
The 82-year-old Kuok increased his estimated wealth by 1.2 billion dollars over the past year as he reaped huge returns from investments of more than 5.0 billion dollars in China's booming economy, the US business publication said.
www.todayonline.com /articles/71271.asp   (402 words)

 Workers Online : International : 2001 - Issue 89 : Violence Betrays Shangri-La
Kuok is the name of the Malaysian-born owner of the Shangri-La hotel and resort chain which has been at war with its workforce since before Christmas.
Police tried to block off the demonstrators with their heavy presence, but when the workers decided to take an alternative route the police got visibly angry and demanded the workers immediately disperse arguing they were blocking a major road.
The coffin with Robert Kuok's and Osbert Lyman's names on them were brought to the front of the marchers who started to move forward.
workers.labor.net.au /89/c_historicalfeature_shang.html   (1034 words)

Last week, Robert Kuok Hock Nien (estimated net worth: $5.7 billion) and fellow Malaysian Quek Leng Chan (family fortune: $3.3 billion) made their presence felt in Australia's food and beverage industry.
Kuok paid $517 million for 9.27% of Coca-Cola Amatil, which owns the Coke franchise in Australia and controls Coke operations in Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, Austria and eastern Europe.
Kuok is also influential in Indonesia, a key Amatil market.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/96/0823/biz4.html   (703 words)

 OrdinaryGweilo.com: Book Review - Jonathan Fenby: Dealing with the Dragon
Fenby acknowledges that Robert Kuok wanted the paper to be more pro-Beijing but claims that he fought very hard against this, and that resigning on a point of principle would have allowed a more pliant editor to be installed.
Fenby agrees that Kuok did want this, but claims that he had planned to make this change anyway, before he learned of Kuok's feelings on the matter.
Fenby also mentions that Robert Kuok was kind enough to provide him with a minder - Feng Xilang was appointed as a consultant to the newspaper and given an office on the editorial floor.
www.ordinarygweilo.com /2004/11/jonathan_fenby_.html   (1270 words)

 A history of taekwondo - Budosport Capelle Taekwondo Boxing
Robert Shipley believes Hwang "probably studied a hard style of karate similar to shorin" as well.
Nicoletti reported that "the martial arts in general, and tae kwon do in particular, are virtually unknown in North Korea." The only martial art he could discover was an informal form of unarmed combat called "kuok sul" (kuksul) that was practiced by the military.
According to Robert Shipley, Hwang's house was also "partially burned by 'persons unknown'" as a result of his resistance to the t'aesudo movement.
budosport.mavnet.org /gesch.html   (6826 words)

 IPI (International Press Institute)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is troubling that the decision that led to Lam's resignation occurred only a few months after he was publicly castigated by the controlling shareholder and former chairman of the South China Morning Post, Robert Kuok.
This attack by Kuok on Lam is especially worrying considering the history of dismissals at the South China Morning Post and earlier attempts by Kuok to fire Lam.
Kuok allegedly has ties to Beijing and has in the past stated that the Hong Kong press should avoid confrontation with Beijing.
www.freemedia.at /Protests2000/pr_hongk7.11.00.htm   (536 words)

 Financial Review: Malaysians dominate rich list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Malaysians led by media, hotel and property tycoon Robert Kuok dominated a list of South-East Asia's 40 wealthiest people released in Singapore by US business magazine Forbes.
The South-East Asian Top 40 had a combined net worth of $US47 billion ($67 billion), and the poorest among them was worth a mere $US210 million, according to a report appearing in the publication's September 6 issue.
Kuok, owner of the South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong as well as the Shangri-La hotel chain and real estate developer Kerry Properties, had a net worth of $US4.1 billion, according to Forbes.
afr.com /cgi-bin/newtextversions.pl?pagetype=printer&path=/articles/2004/08/26/1093456706480.html   (320 words)

 Encyclopedia: Malaysian Chinese
Robert Kuok - One of the richest men in the Asian Pacific Rim.
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Robert Kuok Hock Nien (郭鶴年, pinyin: Guō Hènián) (born October 6, 1923, in Johor Baru, in then Malaya) is reputedly the richest man in Malaysia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Malaysian-Chinese   (2226 words)

 LHMU: Union News: : Hotel workers protest multi-billionaire's hotel investments - 07 August 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
" Robert Kuok - who rates in Fortune magazine as one of the wealthiest men in the world - hopes to extend his Shangri-La hotel empire to Australia, with new hotels in Melbourne and Sydney, " Jeff Carr told the rally.
" Robert Kuok has grown his fortune out of a chain of 5-star hotels in China where working people are not allowed to freely organise themselves for better pay and conditions.
The LHMU National Council is meeting in Sydney this week - the delegates to National Council met with local hotel workers and marched to the Shangri-La office to show their concerns about Robert Kuok's tactics.
www.lhmu.org.au /lhmu/news/706.html   (710 words)

Ethnically Chinese, Mr Kuok spent several of his eight decades collecting bitter memories of abuse by the Malay majority in his native Malaysia.
A few years ago, a big international investigative agency probed deeply into the Kuok empire and produced a report that included this profile of the patriarch: name—Robert Kuok; political affiliation—unknown; adversaries—none identified; litigation—nothing known; ambitions—not known.
But just as Ean started to answer, his father noted that it was time for another helping of garoupa, Mr Kuok’s favourite fish, and sent his son out of the room to order more.
www.nhh.no /geo/chinese/reading/EconomistSurvey/asian2.htm   (1544 words)

 July 12, 2000B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mr Robert Kuok, reports have it, did not appreciate certain statements of columnists, employed in his newspaper, South China Morning Post, and ordered that the columnists be sacked, or at least, shackled and controlled.
In short, therefore, what Mogul Robert Kuok was trying to accomplish by having the columnists sacked, was to protect his investment in the publicly listed company that owns and operates South China Morning Post.
Mr Robert Kuok knows, better than most, that if the editorial stance of South China Morning Post is such that it continues to attack, either the HKSAR Government or the ultimate power behind the HKSAR
www.targetnewspapers.com /updates/articles/JUL2000/000712B.HTM   (950 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: Hard Times for the Rich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In December, the CEO of Salim's Indofood, the world's largest instant-noodle maker, resigned amid reports that she and Salim were fighting over the company's direction.
The 80-year-old, Malaysian-born Kuok, one of Hong Kong's wealthiest tycoons, stirred up a hornets' nest last year when he tried to take his flagship Kerry Properties private.
Minority shareholders balked at Kuok's offer to buy their shares at a price they argued was far below the value of the company.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501040223/hardtimes.html   (622 words)

 MAGINDIA - Kuok Group coming to India with packaged food
30,2004, ET The Kuok Group of Singapore, owned by Forbes billionaire tycoon Robert Kuok, is now entering India with a slew of brands for foods ranging from edible oils and milk products, to biscuits, flour, packaged water, sugar, beverages, and vanaspati.
The Kuok Group is a diversified conglomerate whose business interests include trading, finance, property, media like the South China Morning Post newspaper, hotels like the Shangri-La chain, shipping, manufacturing, and retail.
Sources said a Kuok team was in north India last week to inspect the facilities available.
www.magindia.com /manarch/news/man20610.html   (488 words)

 Guardian | 'Angry' Chinese leader leans on Hong Kong press
Mr Kuok was a member of a group of Hong Kong tycoons feted in Beijing by Mr Jiang.
Mr Kuok denounced Mr Lam's commentary in a letter to his newspaper, backed a couple of days later by fellow-tycoons.
The Post's current editor Robert Keatley admits that the organisational changes "could have been carried out with greater care and sensitivity".
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4090855-108142,00.html   (692 words)

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