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Record RM8.6bil invested in Melaka’s manufacturing sector in 2022

Record RM8.6bil invested in Melaka’s manufacturing sector in 2022

14 Mar 2023

Melaka attracted a record amount of approved investments worth RM8.6bil in the manufacturing and semiconductor sectors in 2022 that was driven by higher foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic direct investment (DDI), the state legislative assembly was told on Tuesday (March 14).

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali (BN-Lendu) said based on year-on-year figures, the FDI and DDI were the highest in 2022 compared with previous years.

“This is a great achievement for the state and shows that local business capacity is attractive and competitive on the global stage.

“These investments also generated revenue for the state and created new job opportunities,” he said.

Sulaiman said his administration is hoping to attract even higher investments this year.

Earlier, Sulaiman told the assembly that a task force is being set up to eradicate illegal online gambling.

He said the task force would comprise the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, local councils, the state Education Department and the police, and chaired by state education, technology and telecommunications committee chairman Datuk Rais Yasin.

He said awareness campaigns on the negative impact of being hooked to online gambling will also be carried out in 238 primary schools, 78 secondary schools and 45 higher education institutions in the state to prevent the menace at the grassroots level.

Sulaiman said Melaka police will also restart its 24-hour operations room to enable the public to channel complaints or alerts relating to such activities.

He noted that 513 individuals were arrested in 501 raids in the state last year.

Sulaiman said RM107,614 in cash and items used in illegal gambling had also been seized while electricity supplies to 111 premises suspected of operating illegal gambling operations were also disconnected.

Source: The Star