Father was Chinese, that's why Robert Kuok can speak Chinese Fuzhou dialect
Robert Kuok Hock Nien was born on the 6th of October in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. His father was Chinese who arrived in Malaysia from Fujin. Robert Kuok has two brothers and he is the youngest one. He grew up speaking his parents' Chinese Fuzhou dialect, English and Japanese during Japan's wartime occupation of Malaysia.