SAUL: IMPORTED YANKEE INGENUITY

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- How did Lawson Saul, an American supermarket executive, find his way to Malaysia a few years ago, and what has he been up to here?What he has done is help move a unit of Lion Group, a multinational operating and holding company here, from a point in 1987 when it had no food retailing presence at all into the dominant position in Malaysian retailing. Lion Group operates most

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- How did Lawson Saul, an American supermarket executive, find his way to Malaysia a few years ago, and what has he been up to here?

What he has done is help move a unit of Lion Group, a multinational operating and holding company here, from a point in 1987 when it had no food retailing presence at all into the dominant position in Malaysian retailing. Lion Group operates most of its retailing through its Parkson Corp. unit. Parkson now operates 31 full-line su

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