Of late, he took centrestage in media coverage. Bloggers find it a must to at least write a few lines about this tycoon. It draws my interest, too to scribe something about him. If what I write is wrong, then its wrong. If its otherwise, then it is based on informations I have.
The topic - how rich is Kali?
Informations I get shows he is worth RM3 billion. It could be slightly less than that but it is possible for the figure to be more. His stable comprises well-known conglomerates and public-listed companies. He is either the single largest shareholder or the rightful owner of all.
Most fascinating is the news that one of his companies was awarded a RM1 billion worth of contract by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) during the previous regime. As to whether other people enjoy some sidekicks out of it, we dont know (not just yet). However, its obvious that he was not alone.
Some parties have been accusing him of being the 'man behind the scene' for the Malaysian Insider, of which he strongly denied but some people say he simply 'back off' when the matter was revealing.
Then came the news that he (which he also denied in The Star) is harbouring blogger RPK in one of his apartment in London. Also, the denial about his meeting with Anwar Ibrahim in London which was brought up by MP Puad Zarkashi last week.
His flat at 20, Trinity Court in Gloucester Terrace, London comes under a familiar name Helinna Hanum Dadameah and is estimated be worth 450,000 British pound, fully-paid on 17 April 2007. How much is that in our ringgit?
I am not sure whether it is the same apartment RPK is 'taking refuge' now but indications are that Kali does not own only a single property in UK. However, it is his money and business. The only question is how did he manage to shoot up in a short span of time under Pak Lah? Could anybody answer that?
Another burning question is another person who seems to be acting as one of his nominees or an alternate director in some of his companies - Shaik Aqmal bin Shaik Allauddin. Some say that Aqmal is very much related to his wife.
I am envious of him. Unfortunately I dont know how to move around like him, taking opportunity and exploiting circumstances.
P/S Lets read more after this... (I'm actually tired thinking about other peoples' money)