Robert Kuok Tells Malaysians To Have Faith In The Council Of Elders

The tycoon flew in from Hong Kong to attend a Council meeting yesterday.

Cover image via Mohd Khairul Helmy Mohd Din/Berita Harian

Hong Kong-based Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Robert Kuok has returned to the country to attend his first meeting with the Council of Elders yesterday, 22 May

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The 94-year-old arrived at Ilham Tower in Kuala Lumpur at 10am, where he was greeted by Tun Daim Zainuddin.

The other Council members - Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Tan Sri Hassan Marican, and Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram - also welcomed him before the meeting, The Straits Times reported.

Tun Daim, who heads the Council of Elders, revealed that the members discussed fuel subsidies

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According to Malay Mail, the 80-year-old noted that they did not touch on Malaysia's RM1 trillion debt and told reporters present that he would speak about this and other matters on Saturday.

Tun Daim also said that the issue of tolls will be put forward in a discussion next week, Free Malaysia Today reported.

Throughout the day, representatives from the Employees Provident Fund, Khazanah Nasional, and various government departments and agencies attended meetings with the council.

As he was leaving Ilham Tower, Malaysia's "Sugar King" told reporters that the people should have faith in the wisdom of the Council

"The council comprises of very fine Malaysians. I happen to be living in Hong Kong so I don't attend too often, but Tun Daim, Hassan Merican, Zeti and Jomo, they are excellent people, trust them," said the billionaire.

He added that, "All of us wish our country well, we hope the people, especially the ‘rakyat’ are taken care of," Malay Mail reported.

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