Sabah CM hopes Malaysia-India trade ties will also benefit the state
05 Dec 2022
Sabah is hoping that the Malaysia-India bilateral trade relationship will provide a positive impact to the state economy.
State Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the existing ties between both countries have been forged for a long time, with India being one of the main trade partners of Malaysia.
The trade relationship comprised many sectors in Malaysia, including the Information and Communications Technology, biotechnology, manufacturing and financing services.
“As the chief minister, I also welcome investors and foreign visitors from other countries, including India, to help spur the economy and tourism sectors in the state.
“The Sabah government will ease the business activities as part of the measures to encourage more investors in the state.
“This is in line with the Sabah government’s commitment in practising an investment-friendly policy,” he said during the Sabah Indian Association’s 75th anniversary at the Sabah International Convention Centre here last night.
Hajiji’s speech was read by his Assistant Minister Datuk Seri Abidin Madingkir.
Present were Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia B.N. Reddy, Sabah Indian Association president Datuk Dr P. Muthusamy and organising chairman Datuk Dr G. Mohan.
Earlier, he said the Indian community in Sabah had come to the state as army, police, and government servants during colonial rule and later became doctors, teachers, engineers and businessmen after the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
“It is undeniable that the Indian community has contributed towards early development in Sabah especially in engineering, health and education.
“The Sabah government will always appreciate the sacrifices and contributions by the community to the state for the past few decades.
“For 2023, the state government has allocated more than RM54 million for mission and Chinese schools, as well as other non-Muslim religious institutions in the state.”