Mukhriz Mahathir the youngest son of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, is also a business man. Mukhriz Mahathir controls the listed Malaysian company Reliance Pacific, which operates a chain of two-star hotels around Malaysia, and is one of Malaysia's biggest tour organizers. There are 22 active subsidiaries in Malaysia. One of them, Prime Heritage, has taken control of two adjacent hotels -- 493 rooms in total -- currently under construction in Sydney, Australia. It also owns Sydney's Royal Gardens Hotel. Another Malaysian company, Opcom Cables -- Southeast Asia's largest producer of high speed fiber optic cable -- is jointly owned by Mukhriz, Mokhzani and Sweden's Ericsson Cables AB.

Searches made at the Registry of Companies at the end of 1994, show Mukhriz had interests in 67 companies.

It has been published that Mukriz Mahathir is director of Taff Hotel Sdn Bhd one of the two companies awarded the Tanjung Jara Beach Hotel Sdn Bhd privatisation project by the Malaysian Government.

after The New Sunday Times, June 21, 1998, "Recipients of privatised projects"
The Asian Wall Street Journal, October 16, 1998, "Mahathir Is No Suharto"

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