BENTONG, Oct 2 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said his administration was working to attract more investments to the country in order to preserve the wellbeing of all Malaysians.
He also said the push for good governance was part of measures to make Malaysia more attractive to foreign investors.
“You can say whatever you want but we know what we are doing. Our vision is clear. All the investment and trade (that were brought in) are for what? It is to defend the people’s fate,” he said in his speech at the Ceramah Mega Perpaduan Madani Pelangai here.
“The principle is that no matter how rich a country is, it may not be able to save the nation and its people if it is not able to manage it well.
“We will clean up this government, we will attack the corrupt. We want to help all races in Malaysia, with clear policies. We will take care of all the people with our best,” he added.
Anwar’s recent visit to the United States bore fruit through meetings with several US giant companies in efforts to attract more investment and trade to Malaysia.
Anwar, who is also the finance minister, held meetings and interacted with 15 US leading companies listed in the Fortune 500, including Airbnb, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, and Kimberly-Clark at the Harvard Club.
At the Invest Malaysia New York event attended by equity and bond capital market investors with assets under management reaching US$40 trillion (RM188 trillion), Anwar gave the government’s commitment to ensure a conducive investment environment.
The visit also provided Anwar an opportunity to share the country’s policies and aspirations related to international relations.
The Pelangai state by-election is a three-way contest between Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Amizar Abu Adam, Perikatan Nasional’s candidate Kasim Samat, and Independent Haslihelmy DM Zulhasni.
The poll was called following the death of incumbent Datuk Seri Johari Harun in a plane crash in Shah Alam, Selangor on August 17.