Brunei Sultan’s visit to Malaysia scheduled for next week, says PM

PRIME Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced last night that Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah will be visiting Malaysia next week.

The PM said during the Brunei sultan’s visit, several memorandums of understanding, including agreements on investment would be signed, giving a positive impact to the country.

“In my eight months as prime minister, Brunei’s sultan has visited Malaysia twice. We do our work, investments are important because if there are no investments, there is no money,” he said when speaking at the Madani Unity Tour programme and launch of the Negri Sembilan Unity Machinery last night (July 28).

The Finance Minister added that China’s automotive manufacturer, Geely had also sent a letter to inform him of the intended cooperation of a US$10 bil investment that is expected to turn Tanjung Malim, Perak into the biggest automobile hub in the region.

“If Perikatan Nasional (PN) wants to make noise or curse that Anwar is lying, I wish to inform them that I have the letter and it can be distributed.

“This afternoon, the Hong Kong Special Administration Region’s chief executive John Lee Ka-chiu brought half of his cabinet members to discuss with us the prospects of investment and tourism. This is because the country’s policies are stable,” he noted.

In another development, Anwar, who is also Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairperson, is confident that Negri Sembilan will remain a stronghold of the government, including the Port Dickson state seat that must be retained by the party.

“There are former ministers making a lot of noise here and there but having no support. Port Dickson is our fortress, we must take care so that there are no efforts to divide us.

“I hope in Negeri Sembilan, with the close collaboration between parties, we must defend the strength of Negeri Sembilan as an important stronghold, the foundation of the government, our job is to save this state and this country,” he added.

Earlier yesterday, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook, in his speech claimed that the party would always fight based on the Constitution and uphold the privileged rights of the Malays.

He urged the public not to be worried or fall for allegations that if DAP is in government, Bahasa Melayu and the privileges of Malays will erode.

“UMNO’s president and deputy president are in the cabinet because we know our country is peaceful and (we) must cooperate… If speaking Bahasa Melayu, I’m not that bad (as I obtained an A1 in SPM). I am proud, although I’m Chinese.” – July 28, 2o23


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