The story of Giant started in 1944 when its very first provision store opened in Sentul Pasar, Malaysia and expanded with the opening of the Teng Minimarket Centre in Bangsar in 1974. Today, Giant is Malaysia’s top mass market retailer of everyday items, with over 46 stores located across Peninsular Malaysia. A leader in the retail industry, Giant has grown to become one of the country’s most beloved brands.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (National Petroleum Limited), commonly known as Petronas, is a Malaysian oil and gas company. Established in 1974 and wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, the corporation is vested with the entire oil and gas resources in Malaysia and is entrusted with the responsibility of developing and adding value to these resources. Petronas is ranked among Fortune Global 500’s largest corporations in the world. In the 2017 Forbes Global 2000, Petronas Gas was ranked as the 1881st largest public company in the world.
The involvement of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) to confirm the status of halal on consumer food products and goods in the country began in the year 1974 when the Research Center of the Islamic Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Office started to issue halal certification letters for products that met the criteria.
Maybank was established in 1960, and today is the largest company by market capitalisation on the Malaysian Bourse (Bursa Malaysia). It is ranked first among listed Malaysian companies and among the top 500 companies in the Forbes Global 2000 leading companies of the world.