Tun Dr. Mahathir officially launched “The Loaf” at Pavilion

 

 

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Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad officially launched his gourmet bakery and pastry restaurant, The Loaf, at The Pavilion in Jalan Bukit Bintang, this afternoon.

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The restaurant, is operated under M & M Consolidated Resources Sdn. Bhd., was a venture with the son of a long time Japanese friend. He was inspired to open this bakery as he was fond of gourmet Japanese breads and pastries, whilst on visits to Japan, since 25 years ago. Since there was no such product nor restaurant here, he took the opportunity after retired from Government.

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The first restaurant was opened at the foot of Gunung Mat Cincang in Langkawi and this one, commenced operations on 2 October 2007. his partner and long time friend, Jiro Suzuki will run the business. They expect to open more outlets, which include Singapore.

During the media conference, Jiro said the investment for this was RM 3 million and they expected to recover the investment just after a year. They also anticipated that the outlet would bring in RM 1 million per month sales.

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Many of his old friends were there, which include former Transport Minister Tun Ling Liong Sik, former Chief Secretary to the Government and EPF Chairman Tan Sri Halim Ali, Emkay Chairman Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Naza Motor Chairman Tan Sri Sheikh Nasimuddin S M Amin, The Pavilion Chairman Tan Sri Ismail Aziz, Berjaya Chairman Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Ekran Chairman Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing, Country Heights Chairman Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and wife of former Finance Minister, Toh Puan Mahani Daim. Celebrities like Dato’ Khalid Mohd. Jiwa and songstress Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza were present too, seen socialising along with Tun’s children and one of his in laws.

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During his last quarter of his 22 1/4 years tenure in office, Tun Dr. Mahathir focused and took personal interests on the development of middle-class Bumiputra entrepreneurs and retail businesses. He personally chaired the TEKUN committee and stressed on small and medium scale industries, especially fast-moving-consumer-goods businesses, such as bakery and food preparations/processing. So The Loaf is the testimony of him, “Putting the money where the mouth is”.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is now a full-fledge middle-class Bumiputra businessman and retailer. It shall be the inspiration, for other aspiring Bumiputra retailers.

Published in: on January 22, 2008 at 18:37  Comments (2)  

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  1. IKHTIBAR “THE LOAF“

    Impian sejak 25 tahun dulu
    Begitu lama semat di kalbu
    Status mantan baru dimaju
    Sabar Tun sanggup tunggu

    Jika mulakan 25 tahun dulu
    Semasa Tun masih berkuku
    The Loaf kini mudah dtemu
    Bolehlah tiap negeri ada satu

    Tidak begitu status menantu
    Politik dan busines geraksatu
    Kuasai pemuda perkuat kuku
    Suara mertuanya sangat laku

    Cakap-buat Tun tetap begitu
    Walaupun tohmahan bertalu
    Status mantan pun kena palu
    Angkara orang dirasuk hantu

    Sayabas Tun bersemangat jitu
    Moga busines Tun terus maju
    Ikhtibar disebalik apa berlaku
    Kuasa bukan cara penuh saku

    serling
    [23.01.08]
    rabu
    ….

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