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Asian Philanthropist Help Restore Italy's Artistic Heritage
Kuala Lumpur, 26 May 2017
When Rome's famed old opera house faced the prospect of closing, Malaysian businessman Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh came to the rescue. The CEO of infrastructure conglomerate YTL Corporation and friend of the late great tenor Luciano Pavarotti donated €1 million to the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma to fund maintenance work and the creation of new operas to keep audiences coming.

"I am honoured to be part of such a prestigious institution as the Teatro dell'Opera, with so much history and tradition. I hope I will be able to help it do even better in the future and outshine itself, by bringing also a wave of innovation through the support of young talents," said Yeoh at a concert in Rome last year.

Top Companies Honoured At Global CSR Awards 2017
Langkawi, 1 April 2017

YTL Group was honoured at the Global CSR Awards 2017 with three awards recognising FrogAsia, YTL Hotels and PT Jawa Power's educational and environmental work. Senior industry executives, environmentalists, social activists and NGOs from Asia and the rest of the world attended the region’s most prestigious and longest reigning event for corporate social responsibility and corporate governance, The Global CSR Summit & Awards and the Global Good Governance Awards 2017, now at its ninth successive year.

YTL won three awards, two platinum and one gold, for their CSR efforts. YTL's FrogAsia was awarded the Platinum Award in Excellent in the Provision of Literacy and Education Category for their Hubs by FrogAsia initatives, which provides quality training sessions on the Frog VLE and support to teachers across Malaysia. The programmes hosted at Hubs are completely free-of-charge for interested teachers. YTL Hotels was awarded the Platinum Award in the Best Environmental Excellence Category for their collective biodiversity conservation initiatives and programmes. And YTL's PT Jawa Power was awarded the Gold Award in the Best Environmental Excellence Category for their water conservation programme.

YTL's Hotel Stripes Celebrates Grand Opening With Street Party For The Neighbourhood
YTL Hotels launches second Autograph Collection Hotel in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 20 February 2017
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh in his speech said, "We are very proud to continuously create significant global milestones in our expanding hotels portfolio which currently features 30 properties across three major continents - Europe, Australia and Asia. YTL Hotels is the proud owner of the largest collection of Marriott International properties in Asia-Pacific and we are looking forward to grow further with the world’s largest hotel company."

Speaking at the launch, Mr Menon, COO of Asia-Pacific, Marriott International lauded the YTL Family's trust in Marriott International and their unwavering support for the brand.

"Their support has resulted in a strong partnership between us, with a growing portfolio of beautiful and award-winning properties in Malaysia and beyond. Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur is a truly exceptional hotel with luxury service and amenities, unique design which reflects the history and character of the neighbourhood and carefully crafted experiences curated based on its locale – perfect for the global traveller seeking a conceptually innovative and unforgettable travel experience," stated Menon.

'La La Land' Scores as 'Best Musical Score' at Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival
'Special Awards' Slated for Andrea Bocelli and Philanthropist Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh

Capri, Italy, 12 December 2016
"Each of these three awards are very significant in their own way," said Vicedomini. "Sir Francis Yeoh is a true supporter of the arts on a global basis; Andrea Bocelli is a world-class performer whose new album is a tribute to the music of cinema, and the score of 'La La Land' is impactful and memorable and set the tone for this year's movie music. We are thrilled to be honoring them at Capri, Hollywood."

Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh said, "I am humbled and honored to receive this award. Music is a powerful medium to unite a hurting world. I give our Lord Jesus Christ all the glory!"

YTL CEO made Board Member of Global Child Forum
Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2016
Speaking at the dinner, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis said, "We are today reaping the horrible consequences of humanity in the past, scarring our environment with our unbridled greed. In the same manner, if we scar our children today by abusing them, we will reap tomorrow a consequence none of us can truly fathom, a price none of us can truly afford!"

Addressing his guests, King Carl said, “I would like to thank you, Francis, we are good friends now - for helping us to organise this. We met in October last year and talked about doing something like this for children in this part of the world. And when we shook hands, I knew that this was a man I could really rely upon.

“Thank you for all your support and for in a very short time together with the organisation and committee from Sweden and others who have been working hard to organise the seminar tomorrow.”

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