The first time I saw the name was through this article from The Star. Wow! Such a generous person! Just over RM 1 billion for the establishment of a cancer research centre and hospital. Makna (Malaysia’s National Cancer Council) must have been delighted when the offer was made. And all the good doctor wanted in return was for the centre to have the following ridiculously long name: The Farinnie Elie and Makna’s Children Cancer Treatment and Research Centre and Hospital.
Even in acronyms this would be a massive eight lettered deal: FEMCCTRC. Well anyway, I tried to Google this guy out… and to my suprise it yielded zero results. Furthermore, I read this article which shows how proud he is of his riches, something very rare for high profile Muslim multi-millionaires. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you! I’d (probably) pimp my blings all the time if I’m damn rich… but it’s just fishy. There’s something not quite right about this Dr. Elie Youssef Najem guy.
Today, this article was published in The Star. Hmm, but still, someone who’s that rich surely couldn’t escape Google’s tentacles in one way or another. But hey, I guess I’ll benefit from his name (via the search engines specifically) by being among the first to blog about him 😛
I can’t wait to see how this saga unfolds.