Robert Kuok, Malaysia’s Sugar King – An Eye for a Culinary Personality


With the Government’s decision on the sugar subsidy cut in October budget last year, there rose an uproar from the public. Many went ballistic as they could not digest the rationale given by the Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak, in which it was seen as substandard reasoning, while some supported the cause. As a counter-argument from the opposition party; the DAP MP, Tony Pua brought up the other facet of the issue.

Subsequently, an article by Nuar Haruha about Robert Kuok surfaced and was circulating in the social networks. Therefore it is not surprising that many may have heard of his name as the article is nothing new while some remained unaware; the question about who he is, will probably be racing in one’s unfamiliar mind.


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With this consideration as the objective in today’s article, our parameter will be within the aspect of who he is and his contribution to the food industry.

Who is he?

According to Forbes as of March 2013, he is a Chinese Malaysian tycoon who made his money in sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. His empire, Kuok Group has a huge network of companies under 3 main groups in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Kuok’s net worth is at $12.5 billion.

His Contribution

While we are unable to verify every single count of Nuar Haruha‘s article, that does not change the fact of his contribution to the food industry.

Below is a compilation from the earlier sources – about Robert Kuok and Nuar Haruha‘s article:

Kuok is media-shy; most of his businesses are privately held by him or his family. Apart from a multitude of businesses in Malaysia, his companies have investments in many countries throughout Asia. His business interests range from sugar cane plantations (Perlis Plantations Bhd), sugar refineries, flour milling, animal feed, oil, mining, finance, hotels, properties, trading, freight and publishing. Biggest source of wealth is stake in Wilmar International, the world’s largest listed palm oil company.

Kuok is not just Chinas’ hotelier, king of cooking oil, the world’s sugar King; he is also the patent owner of coca cola soft drink brand in the Chinese market. Kuok involved in a diversity of businesses in China. He created many job opportunities for China. The Chinese central government and leaders have great respect for an entrepreneur. He spoke a word, the weight will never lower than some foreign leaders.

To wrap up, he may have his reasons of packing his bags and leave Malaysia years ago, but he is still a Malaysian at heart who cares for this country; as reported by two online news media – The Star Online and The Malay Mail Online. appreciates the passion, generosity and contribution of others in the world of culinary. Therefore we wish to emphasize that many of the contents seen in our articles are sourced from the world wide web for the purpose of creating awareness only. Kudos to those who put so much effort to produce such wonderful contents. Thank you.


  1. E acho que fazes muito bem. Mas não devias aceitar: Ofensas; Criticas Destrutivas; Comentários anónimos. Eu bem sei o que é essa filha da putisse dos comentários anónimos. Vá lá que a ti não te ameaçaram de morte…mas já te fizeram cenas que comigo não ficavam assim. Grande Abraço

  2. So much for fair use. If i use copyrighted music, even if it's protected by fair use, i'll have a video taken down.However, I can add preapproved stock music footage to my videos to diminish all risk of having my account closed for having the plums to stand up for fair use.Well done.

  3. sì… ma questi rimedi di impronta erboristica esistono sin dalla notte dei tempi anche in Occidente. Non sarà che il facino per la medicina orientale sia totalmente frutto di suggestione e gusto dell'esotico?"Pensa che storia millenaria hanno! Come sono saggi!"

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