Ali Rafik 48, runs a furniture re-upholstery business called Marlizira Enterprise. A politician turned entrepreneur, he has opened up two branches over the last 7 years , employing 10 workers - one in Nilai, Selangor and another in Pantai, Seremban - Although its a family run enterprise, he services an impressive mixture of small town house-holds, SME’s and large corporations.
Like many successful local entrepreneurs, they have good communication skills, affable, hard working ethics, a group of reliable workers and a good network of suppliers for the fabrics he offers to clients.
Ali's has been attracted to Japan for a long time. He has always been intrigued by its fashion style, culture of cleanliness and discipline.