Invest in Malaysia, DPM urges global Chinese diaspora (DPM speaking at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit)

Posted on : 13-11-2017 | By : sabah today | In : International Business

HONG KONG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called on the global Chinese diaspora to invest in Malaysia.

“Likewise, I hope more investors from Hong Kong will also consider Malaysia as an investment destination and use Malaysia as a springboard into other countries in ASEAN, especially with the signing of the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

“We can be your fulcrum to the ASEAN market of US$620 million with a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$2.3 trillion, making ASEAN the seventh largest economy in the world,” he told participants of the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit here today.

The deputy prime minister also reiterated the Malaysian government’s continued appreciation to the Chinese community in Malaysia.

Saying that Malaysian Chinese have contributed much to the economic development of Malaysia over the past 60 years, Ahmad Zahid added that Malaysian Chinese have participated in all areas of life in Malaysia and have excelled in all spheres of activities.

The two-day summit themed, ‘Managing Global Uncertainty: Exploring New Opportunities’, gathered government, business and academic and thought leaders here to commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the signing of the ASEAN-Hong Kong FTA which would complement the China-ASEAN FTA.


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