Syed Mokhtar a key player in ECW-UEMS merger?
Emmanuel Samarathisa | 29 Nov 2019 00:30

Three years ago, Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin was a jubilant man. After getting out of a corporate tussle involving property giant SP Setia Bhd, he immediately found his footing and made a mer- curial comeback through a pair of property ventures: EcoWorld Development Group Bhd (ECWD) and its sister EcoWorld International Bhd (ECWI).

Such was the brisk growth of the EcoWorld group of companies that Liew was confident of fielding questions from the local press. That was what he did on Jan 23, 2016. Among the earliest questions posed to Liew was how he obtained a plot of land for his maiden development.

Without hesitation, the property developer name-dropped one of the most important figures in Corporate Malaysia: Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary.

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