KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Mirzan Mahathir, the eldest son of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was recently appointed to the board of San Miguel Corp, the biggest food and beverage conglomerate in the Philippines and the owner of San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Q-Tech, a Manila-based investment company in which Mirzan has a stake in, recently acquired a 19.9 per cent share in San Miguel Corp for 39.61 billion pesos (RM2.9 billion).
It bought the stake from Japan ’s Kirin Holdings, which used the funds to help finance the acquisition of a 43 per cent stake in San Miguel Brewery Inc.
With this latest corporate exercise, San Miguel Corp still maintains a 51 per cent stake in San Miguel Brewery Inc.
San Miguel Brewery controls 95 per cent of the Philippine beer market. The company has made San Miguel Beer for more than a century. The beer is brewed in the Philippines , China , Indonesia , Vietnam , Thailand and Malaysia , and is sold in 60 markets worldwide, according to the company’s Web site.
San Miguel Corp has been selling its food and beverage assets since 2007 to expand into the mining, infrastructure and property industries.
Mirzan’s involvement in the deal, while a sound investment decision, has raised some eyebrows among Malaysia ’s conservative Muslim community.
Since news of Q-Tech’s acquisition of San Miguel Corp shares began circulating here, a number of news blogs have used it to attack Dr Mahathir’s Muslim credentials.
Mirzan’s corporate forays have not been without controversy.
He once controlled Ko nsortium Perkapalan Bhd when Dr Mahathir was prime minister, but was forced to sell its shipping assets to Malaysia International Shipping Corporation (MISC), in what critics said then was a bailout.
Ringkasan berita :
1) Mirzan Mahathir anak Dr.Mahathir jadi tokey Syarikat Arak terbesar di Filipina.
2) Dia pegang saham sebanyak 19.9% yang bernilai RM2.9 billion...di ulang RM2.9 billion...
3) Syarikat arak San Miguel ini menguasai pasaran arak sebanyak 95% di seluruh Filipina dan juga di pasarkan di hampir 60 buah negara di seluruh dunia.
4) Kecoh satu Malaya bila seorang model sambilan minta di sebat kerana insaf dengan kesalahan minum arak...
5) Yang minum arak di sebat...yang jadi tokey arak pulak apa cerita...???
Dari Annas bin Malik katanya, Nabi Muhammad s.a.w bersabda:
“ Sepuluh orang yang dikutuk Allah mengenai arak :-
8) Pemakan wang hasilnya,
10) dan juga pemesannya.”
(Hadis Riwayat Imam Tirmidzi) *Kitab Ibnu Majah Jilid 3, Kitab memabukkan, bab 30 hadis no. 3380.