Malayan United Industries Berhad (MUI) was founded in 1960. The main businesses of the group includes retailing, hotels, food and confectionery, financial services, property, travel and tourism. The group has business presence in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the United States of America, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, thePeople's Republic of China and Singapore.
Some of the major company names in MUI group includes Metrojaya Berhad, Laura Ashley Holdings Plc, Corus Hotels and Network Foods. The company also purchased evangelist Jim Bakker's bankrupt Heritage USA Christian resort and theme park in Fort Mill, South Carolina in 1991 and operated it for a number of years under its subsidiary, Regent Carolina Corporation, before selling the property in the mid-2000s. In recent years, MUI relocated Laura Ashley's United States corporate headquarters to a building at the former Heritage USA site that once served as Jim Bakker's PTL ministry headquarters.