Supermax boss says sorry to Najib over support to opposition in GE13

KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corp group managing director Stanley Thai has expressed regret for campaigning for the opposition in the 2013 general election.

In a formal apology to Prime Minister Najib Razak at a press conference here, Thai said he was influenced by the opposition’s propaganda in the previous general election, and realised that it was wrong for him as a businessman to be involved in politics.

“As a member of the business community I like to see political stability. Businesses operating in Malaysia will continue to prosper with the sound economic policies of the ruling government that is led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib.

“Foreign investors will continue to have full confidence to participate and drive the economic growth and continue to expand their investments in Malaysia,” he said.

Thai also expressed his disappointment with the state of Selangor’s management of the water issue, as it had cost Supermax, one of the largest rubber glove makers in the world, millions of dollars and hindered its growth.

“Our last two projects there were delayed for two and a half to three years due to the water supply issues in Selangor, where most of our plants are located,” he said, adding that Supermax has a total of 11 plants nationwide, eight of which are in Selangor.

Thai said he believed that good governance and management are key to industry’s growth, and that he will continue to fully support the government’s policies.