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Najib hails Yeoh Tiong Lay for contribution to Chinese community

Najib hailed Yeoh for making a huge contribution to Malaysia's Chinese community, — File picture by Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the founder of the YTL Group of Companies, Tan Sri Dr Yeoh Tiong Lay had made a huge contribution to Malaysia's Chinese community including the education sector.

The Prime Minister said Yeoh, who passed away yesterday had also built a successful business empire.

“Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay built a successful business empire and made a huge contribution to Malaysia's Chinese community, including education. Rest in peace,” Najib said in his Twitter account today.

 YTL Corporation Bhd said in a statement yesterday there would be wake services today, tomorrow and Saturday at 8.30 pm, while the funeral service would be on Sunday Oct 22, at 10am. 

The cortege will leave for Nilai Memorial Park at 12pm.

YTL Corp is amongst the 30 largest companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, forming one of the component companies of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI, the stock exchange’s primary benchmark index. ― Bernama