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Najib, Rosmah pay last respects to Yeoh Tiong Lay


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife paid their last respects to the founder of YTL Group of companies Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay.

The Prime Minister and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived at Yeoh's residence in Damansara Heights here at about 5.45pm Friday.

"Rosmah and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family.

"The late Tan Sri Yeoh was truly an iconic entrepreneur. He has left a lasting legacy to his organisation, community and nation.

"May his soul rest in peace," Najib wrote in the condolence book.

Yeoh passed away on Wednesday at the age of 88.

He is survived by his wife Puan Sri Tan Kai Yong, his seven children, 27 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Among dignitaries who paid their last respects to Yeoh today were Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam, Prime Minister's special envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, former China ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang, DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Yeoh will be laid to rest at the Nilai Memorial Park on Sunday.

YTL Corp is among the 30 largest companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd, forming one of the component companies of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI.

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