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Famous Personality - Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary


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Subject: English Form 3
Topic: Famous Personalities
Prepared by: Muhammad Hakeem bin Muslan

Published in: Education
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Famous Personality - Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

  2. 2. SYED MOKHTAR AL- BUKHARY  Is the richest bumiputra corporate figure in Malaysia.  He has a net worth estimated to be US$2.90 billion.  Making him the 8th richest Malaysian.
  3. 3. EARLY LIFE • He was born at Alor Setar, Kedah in 1952. • He is the third of seven children born into a middle-low class of Hadhrami Arab ancestry. •His father was a trader who had travelled to Central Asia and Thailand in his youth before settling down in Kedah during the 1940s.
  4. 4.  When Syed Mokhtar was nine years old, he was sent to Johor Bahru to live with his uncle Syed Omar where he studied until Form 2.  After finishing school, he helped his father in breeding cow business but only to see the business washed away by foot and mouth disease. Nevertheless, he took over the business and start over by selling meats. He then move on to packaging the meats and start selling them wholesale. EARLY LIFE
  5. 5. CAREER  He started his business in Kedah in the 1990s dealing in rice.  His business empire has grown into areas such as plantation, property development, construction, engineering, power generation, infrastructure and ports.
  6. 6.  He owns 51.8% share in Malaysian Mining Corporation via his wholly owned company, Syarikat seaport terminal (Johore) sdn bhd, a subsidiary company Syarikat Indra Cita Sdn. Bhd. Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar and Zainal Hatim personally owns SKS Ventures, which was awarded the task of building the site for 2100MW coal- fired power station at Tanjung Bin, Johor. CAREER
  7. 7.  He has a 32% share in PERNAS through his own company, Syarikat Ratu Jernih. Syarikat Perdana Padu Sdn. Bhd. and Corak Kukuh Sdn. Bhd. Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar and Zainal is one of the board members of Syarikat Bina Puri Holdings Berhad, whereby, on his own, he has 7.34% share. CAREER
  8. 8. CHARITY WORK  Establish Al Bukhary foundation.  Build and renovate 20 mosque.  Build Muzium Kesenian Islam Malaysia.
  9. 9.  "He never saw himself a rich man because he is the principle human servants of Allah and Allah is self- sufficient. All efforts, trials and challenges since more than 40 years ago for him is God's Providence and Providence is shared with more than 67 thousand workforce.” - Puan Sri Sharifah Zarah Al Bukhary CHARITY WORK
  10. 10.  Despite being a highly respected Tycoon, the properties he owned humility never forgets and makes him grateful for favours. In fact, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhari cautioned to be careful with the grace that God gave. "Sometimes that we can destroy us. We have to control that favor not to damage us. Yayasan Al Bukhary became a place to house the surpluses could damage ourselves, ". -Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhary CHARITY WORK
  11. 11. RECOGNITION  On 10 January 2008 or 1st Muharram 1429 Hijra he was announced and awarded as "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah" by The Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia in recognition of his contribution to nation building.
  12. 12. CONCLUSION  I admire him because:  Although he is a millionaire, he never left his god.  His committed attitude by adopting high discipline and gritty in each of his efforts up to fruition.  He likes to help orphans, poor people and senior citizens.  He has never denied his mother and his father.
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