Social media article is false, says Kuok’s office

PETALING JAYA: An article on social media allegedly penned by tycoon Robert Kuok commenting on the government’s economic policies is false, and he will take all necessary steps against the author, says Kuok’s office.

In a statement released by his office yesterday, Kuok referred to an article circulating on Facebook authored by one Luo Zhengkhai that had sought to defame him.

“In no uncertain terms, Kuok states that the comments attributed to him in the said article are entirely false. At no material time was Kuok interviewed by one Mr Luo Zhengkhai let alone by any publication going by the name of the ‘English Star News’ or the ‘Malaysian English Star’ as depicted in the said article.

“Kuok states that the following comments are entirely false,” his office said.

The Star did not interview Kuok on this matter, too.

Kuok’s office stressed that Kuok is not associated with the false allegations which claimed that Kuok was not interested in and stopped investing in Malaysia as a result of the discriminatory economic policies implemented by the government.

His office added that it was also not true that Kuok had claimed that the economic policies implemented by the government are discriminatory towards non-indigenous capital and talent, and that the leaders of Malaysia are corrupt and implement discriminatory economic policies.

“Kuok would also like to place on record that he recognises the contributions made by Malaysians of all creed, race and religion towards the development of Malaysia to date and the continued commitment shared by all Malaysians in ensuring a bright future for the country.

“Kuok holds in the highest esteem the leaders of Malaysia who have throughout their lives done everything they can to contribute to the well-being of Malaysians,” it said.

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