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Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s Other Businesses

Berjaya Media Berhad

Berjaya Media Berhad's flagship publication, theSun is widely read in affluent and cosmopolitan market centres of Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bharu, as well as in major cities and towns stretching across Peninsular Malaysia.

Having a weekday distribution of 307,519 copies, today theSun is still the largest circulated urban English language newspaper in Malaysia. We appeal to all segments of the market, particularly to professionals who are hard-pressed for time and always on the go, as well as to young trendy urbanites.

With theSun’s strong editorial content, it stays true to its motto - Telling It As It Is; the un-spun news and timely news features, on politics and business, human interest and governance, entertainment and lifestyle, and sports presented in an easy-to-read compact and concise format, has garnered theSun a strong and growing reach, making it a perfect platform for advertisers.

theSun's brand appeal remains a mainstay through its well-thought out and articulated points-of-view found in the often-quoted leader pages and opinion columns. This potent editorial mix has proven theSun’s excellence in journalism which resulted in it winning numerous awards.

Helping advertising practitioners develop and execute engaging advertising campaigns makes theSun the preferred choice among media agencies and clients. The dynamic approach to fresh ideas coupled with theSun’s editorial team, positions the newspaper at the fore-front, pro-actively collaborating with advertisers to deliver effective advertising messages to the masses.

theSun has an online presence at www.thesundaily.my where top news of the day is constantly updated and presented to our readers. This news mix of original content and commentary is supported by email newsletter blasts and SMS alerts on a daily basis. Its website has an audience of more than 300,000 unique visitors, who regularly seek current news updates as well as logging in to their favourite columnists’ articles which are posted online.

theSun is Malaysia’s No. 1 urban newspaper.



Berjaya Assets Berhad

Berjaya Assets Berhad is involved in property management, investment and development, theme park operation, number forecast lotteries in Sarawak and provision of lottery consultancy and related services.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd operates a shopping mall, Berjaya Times Square, an inner-city shopping-cum-leisure mall in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Occupying a built-up area of approximately 7.5 million square feet on a 10-acre land, Berjaya Time Square comprises a 12-level shopping mall and two 46-storey towers of service suites.

The shopping mall area which measures approximately 3.5 million square feet, houses, a supermarket, an IT centre, 700 retail outlets and an indoor theme park.



Natural Avenue Sdn Bhd

Natural Avenue Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Berjaya Assets Berhad is the sole and exclusive agent for Sarawak Turf & Equestrian Club to operate number forecast lotteries in Sarawak.

The company started operations in August 1995 upon the issuance of licence to Sarawak Turf & Equestrian Club under the Pool Betting Act 1967 to conduct the 1+3D Big / Small, 3D Big and 3D Small “A” and “B” Series games.

The principal activities of the company with its Head Office at Jalan Pending, Kuching are the operation, promotion and management of the games. The company has a ticketing agency network established through its gaming outlets in the whole state of Sarawak. In order to ensure smooth operation of the company, Regional Offices were set up in Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

A special Draw Hall is housed at the Kuching Regional Office, located at Centraland Commercial Park, Jalan Rock, Kuching, to conduct all the draws.

7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad

7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 30 May 2014. Its subsidiary, 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd ("7-Eleven Malaysia") owns and operates the largest convenience store chain in Malaysia with more than 2,000 stores nationwide, serving over 900,000 customers daily.

Being an established global brand name with operations in over 16 countries, 7-Eleven, together with its global licensees, franchisees and affiliates operate over 37,000 stores worldwide.

7-Eleven Malaysia aspires to be the preferred neighbourhood convenience store, ensuring total customer satisfaction through fresh, innovative products and services that meet ever changing lifestyles.

Singer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

SINGER Malaysia has been operating in Malaysia since 1906. The Company has a network of more than 580 SINGER outlets located nationwide and supported by over 3,000 sales representatives. In addition, there are over 300 authorized service contractors providing services to their valued customers nationwide. The SINGER brand is synonymous with sewing machines, with a comprehensive range catering for both the home and industrial use.

SINGER has broadened its product range to include motorcycles, home appliances, audio-visual products, furniture and home improvement products and offers easy payment schemes that suit different customers’ preferences.

Intan Utilities Berhad

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan holds a controlling stake in Intan Utilities Berhad ("Intan"), which is involved in the privatisation of water treatment and the manufacturing, packaging, warehousing and trading of semiconductor components.

Intan holds a 40.08% stake in Berjaya Infrastructure Sdn Bhd ("BISB"), the holding company for Metropolitan Utilities Corporation Sdn Bhd and Air Utara Indah Sdn Bhd which are involved in the operations, maintenance and management of water treatment plants and the supply of potable water to the concession areas in the State of Perak and Kedah respectively.

For overseas water projects, BISB also owns 80% interest in a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) concession in the Regency of Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia and 100% interest in two water concessions in Qing Yuan County, Guangdong, China.

U Mobile Sdn Bhd

U Mobile Sdn Bhd (“U Mobile”) was established in 2007 and is a full- fledged mobile operator that offers data, voice and messaging service to its customers via innovative prepaid, postpaid and broadband plans. Its main shareholders are ST Telemedia and U Telemedia provides strategic value through its operating experience and expertise. U Telemedia, a private investment arm of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, enables U Mobile to reach out to a wider audience, leveraging on Berjaya Group’s nationwide distribution channels and joint marketing collaborations via multiple retail outlets.

U Mobile was awarded additional spectrum of 2x15MHz of 1800MHz and 2x5MHz of 900MHz in 2016, and the spectrum bands were switched on on 1 April 2017 and 1 July 2017respectively. U Mobile’s improved network along with a suite of innovative products and services have garnered the telco many awards, including the titles of Mobile Service Provider of the Year at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards. More recently, U Mobile was voted by consumers as the telco with the Best Prepaid Plan and Most Improved Telco at the 2017 LOWYAT.NET Community Choice Awards.

U Mobile is driven by its customers’ passion to create Unlimited Ideas. The telco constantly innovates and challenges the status quo to create products and services that its customers value most. U Mobile believes that its customers can transform their lives when they leverage on the right digital and mobile technologies, enriching how they have fun and find excitement every day.

For more information on U Mobile’s products and services, please visit www.u.com.my or contact U Mobile’s customer service at 018-388 1318.

Football Clubs

Cardiff City Football Club

Cardiff City Football Club is a professional football club based in Cardiff, South Wales, UK. The club was founded as Riverside AFC in 1899, becoming Cardiff City in 1908. They are affectionately known to their loyal fan base as the Bluebirds.

Cardiff City FC competes in the English Premier League, the top tier of the English football pyramid. The club famously lifted the FA Cup in 1927 by beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley and remain the only non-English side to ever win the illustrious competition. They reached the FA Cup Final for a third time (having done so in 1925, prior to their 1927 triumph), but the Championship side (as they were in 2008) would narrowly lose 1-0 to top-flight Portsmouth in the Wembley showpiece.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan acquired a substantial stake in the club in 2009, addressing its financial concerns and taking bold decisions to make it more successful and sustainable. Cardiff City FC would reach the Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals in 2011 and 2012 as well as the 2012 League Cup Final at Wembley (again as a second-tier side), only to lose on penalties to Liverpool with the game having finished 2-2 after a period of extra time.

The Bluebirds would secure promotion to the Premier League in April 2013, returning to the elite level of English football for the first time in 51 years. Despite relegation the subsequent season, Cardiff City returned to the Premier League in 2018 and are one of 20 member clubs competing in the EPL for the 2018-19 season.

Notable achievements during Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan’s time at Cardiff City FC include:

2010 – Championship Play-Off Finalists
2011 – Championship Play-Off Semi-Finalists
2012 – Championship Play-Off Semi-Finalists
2012 – League Cup Finalists
2013 – Championship Winners
2018 – Championship Runners-Up (promoted)

FK Sarajevo Football Club

In December 2013, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan acquired a majority stake in Football Club "Sarajevo", from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He reduced his stake in the Club to a minority stake in August 2018.

Sarajevo FC was founded in October 24, 1946. Based in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the club is affiliated with the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a full member of the ECA – European Clubs Association from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During its 71 year long history, the Club has won 5 championship titles – two in the ex-Yugoslavia (in 1966/67 and 1984/85), as well as three Bosnia and Herzegovina Championships (in 1998/99, 2006/07 and 2014/15). The Club also won the Super Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996/97, and is the holder of five National Cup titles in seasons 1996/97, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2004/05 and 2013/14. The Club won the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League Championship title in season 2014/15.

Sarajevo Football Club currently competes at the BH Telecom Premier League, a top division competition, and is a regular competitor of the UEFA competitions. Over the years, Sarajevo FC has played official international UEFA games with Manchester United, Hamburger SV, Borussia Monchengladbach, Dynamo Kiev, FC Cluj, Beşiktaş J.K.  and Levski Sofia. Sarajevo played twice in the 1st round of the UEFA Cup and once in the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions league and the Europa league play-offs, making it the most successful of any postwar teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina on the European scene.

The Club formed the first ever Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it gathers all talented players in one place in the first training centre that was built when Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan took over. Not only does the club have the infrastructure and most talented youth in the country, but also the women's football club SFK 2000 Sarajevo since 2016. They are the most successful women's football club in the region, with 15 consecutive titles of the BiH champions, 14 trophies of Cup winners, and participated 15 times in the UEFA Champions League for Women, and the best placement achieved in the mentioned competition passing in the Round of 32 in 2009, 2012 and 2016.

Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk

In May 2015, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan also acquired a majority stake in a Belgian football club, Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk (“KV Kortrijk”) in Belgium.

Founded in 1901, with metrical number 19, KV Kortrijk is one of the oldest and most traditional football clubs in Belgium. The nickname of KV Kortrijk is ‘De Kerels’.

KV Kortrijk is currently competing at the highest level (the Jupiler Pro League) for 7 seasons in a row. Since the introduction of the Playoffs 6 seasons ago, they have reached 3 times Playoff and is one of the 6 best football teams in Belgium.

Los Angeles Football Club

In November 2014, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan invested in a new Major League Soccer (“MLS”) team, Los Angeles Football Club, based in Los Angeles, United States of America. MLS is a professional soccer league representing the sport’s highest level in the United States and Canada. The Los Angeles Football Club debuted in March 2018 in a brand new soccer stadium built specifically for the team.

In addition to the two other main investors, Vietnamese entrepreneur, Henry Nguyen, and Westports Holdings Berhad CEO, Ruben Gnanalingam, the club has drawn investors from high profile personalities that include basketball legend Magic Johnson, ESPN NBA analyst Tom Penn, Hollywood producer Peter Guber, two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Mia Hamm, former Boston Red Sox player Nomar Garciaparra, and motivational speaker Anthony Robbins.