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Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday Celebrated With Style and Grandeur
Kuala Lumpur, 1 May 2016
Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh said: "We at YTL are very proud and honored to sponsor this very special celebration tonight. We can only ever understate the virtues of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She more than lived up to the dictum 'rex non potest peccare, the king can do no wrong.' May our Lord Jesus continue to bless her always."

Her Excellency British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell’s speech paid homage to The Queen as someone who has spanned history and played a part in its making, and praised the relationship between the UK and Malaysia. She also paid special thanks to YTL Corporation and the Yeoh family for sponsoring the event.

“The Queen has been part of the UK and Malaysia’s journey together as two nations. Today, our relationship is one of partnership, underpinned by strong two-way trade and investment education links, collaborations in scientific research, defense and security engagement.

In more recent decades we have seen groundbreaking Malaysian investment in Britain go from strength to strength whether in retail brands like Laura Ashley or in utilities like YTL’s Wessex Water or the regeneration of our city centres like Battersea’s transformation from a derelict and redundant site to a vibrant new destination in London. Our ties have never been deeper nor broader. Today we are partners in a modern age.”

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh honoured by Muhammad Ali Foundation and Celebrity Fight Night
Phoenix, Arizona, 14 April 2016
Malaysian business tycoon Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh was honoured with the prestigious Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award at The Celebrity Fight Night Fundraising dinner in Arizona last night.

The awards were presented in front of celebrity guests including Country Queens Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood as well as the former World Champion and sporting icon Muhammad Ali, who was attending the event for the first time in two years.

Accepting the award from Ali’s wife Lonnie Ali, Dr Yeoh said: “Thank you Lonnie and to everyone here tonight. I’m just so shocked and surprised to be among the honourees.

“The most amazing thing I did during my time here in Arizona was to go to the Muhammad Ali Centre. And what I saw there was your hearts helping people with this terrible disease.

“I’d also like to thank all the nurse and doctors I met at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre. I had tears in my eyes to see these angels, these unsung heroes, who are continually working every day making sure they improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s.

“Our great hero said something I’ll never forget - ‘The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses. Behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.’

“And I see all of this tonight. I see your hearts and in all of you, I see the generosity in your hearts.

“I want to thank our Lord Jesus for giving me this honour to be able to share with you my heart and I give him all the credit and the glory.”

Previous recipients of the Muhammad Ali Fight Night Award have included Hollywood actors Halle Berry, Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger and chat show legend Larry King.

YTL's The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur relaunched with style & distinction
Kuala Lumpur, 1 April 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur celebrated the official relaunch of the hotel with much glitz and glamour. The grand occasion was officiated by His Royal Highness The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Shah. Aptly themed Puttin’ on the Ritz, the celebration marks a milestone and a new phase in the hotel’s evolution as it continues to set new benchmarks for the hospitality industry for years to come.

In his opening speech Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, "In just a few short years, YTL Hotels has made a significant impact on the global hospitality landscape. We have been growing and expanding our hospitality footprint across three major continents - Europe, Australia and not least, here in Asia. Reflecting YTL Hotels’ determination to offer ‘you’ the bespoke hospitality experience, fuelled by our passion to redeem and reinvent former glories, we now introduce to you an entirely new Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur!

"For 18 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur has been a familiar sight of elegance and sophistication, nestled in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping haven – Bukit Bintang, and is still counted as the city’s most enviable address. After one year of total and thorough revamp, this hotel has a whole new fashionable look. Modern, magnificent and multifaceted in its stylistic glory!

"Today’s Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is truly a feat of innovation in beauty, elegance and taste. May I thank the YTL Hotels’ team for their vision and leadership, as well as the fine workmanship and support from our construction and cement divisions. I give all glory and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for blessing us in our endeavors," Yeoh expressed.

Also speaking at the launch was Craig Smith, President & Managing Director, Marriott International Inc. "We had a relationship with YTL Hotels for over 18 years and I'd like to thank YTL for a phenomenal partnership. We have partnered with YTL for The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and The JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur next door. We also have three other hotels in Australia with YTL Hotels and we've just announced that YTL is building The Ritz-Carlton in Koh Samui and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko, Japan. We're very excited for these projects as we continue to grow."

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Chinese Economic Summit
YTL Community, 16 November 2015
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Regulated Industries at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES), held in London recently. The prestigious annual event brought together over 200 policy-makers, entrepreneurs, researchers and thought-leaders from around the world to discuss topics around the key theme, ‘China and the World: Forging Euro-Asian Partnerships towards Shared Prosperity’.

Honoured to be recognised with such a prestigious award, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, "I thank my Lord Jesus Christ for this award and recognition and I continue to strive to be a good steward of all that He has blessed me with."

YTL's Wessex Water wins Best place to work accolade
North Somerset Times, 21 October 2015
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation said, "Once again a YTL owned entity wins an important global award for Customer Service Experience. I can wax lyrical about how great we are as an institution, but truthfully it is to the many unsung heroes within the YTL group that have achieved this. I am grateful to them and so proud of them. I also give all the honor to our Lord Jesus Christ for blessing us continually."

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