‘BN government always willing to listen to business community, industry players’
Posted on July 4, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) government is always ready to listen to grouses, feedback and ideas from the business community and industry players, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
“Being pro-business, the government encourages businesses and investments to flourish, he said.
“To me, if businesses do well, the state will prosper and everyone will be happy. However, for this to happen, there must be political and economic stability in the country,” said Musa, who is also state finance minister.
He was speaking at the annual luncheon of the Sabah chapter of the Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) here yesterday.
On another matter, Musa encouraged local companies to set up joint ventures on a large scale, pertaining to Malaysia’s first livestock centre, Keningau Integrated Livestock Centre. The centre was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last month.
On the oil and gas industry development in Sabah, the chief minister said the state government was continuously holding discussions with Petronas to ensure equal opportunities for local contractors.
Meanwhile, Musa urged the business community to take advantage of the MICCI-organised Sabah International Expo 2012 (SIE2012) from Sept 21-24, to enhance business ventures and improve network prospects.
The SIE2012 will be held at the Magelan Sutera Convention Centre, Magelan Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resorts.
Earlier at the luncheon, Musa witnessed the state government’s presentation of an RM800,000 mock cheque as a SIE2012 sponsor to MICCI.
The Sabah Government was represented by its finance ministry’s permanent secretary, Datuk Pengiran Hassanel Mohd Tahir, while MICCI, by its chairman, Datuk A Arulpragasam. — Bernama