Saturday September 15, 2012
DPM, Chua to speak at forum on China
MELBOURNE: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is one of the keynote speakers at the fourth World Chinese Economic Forum here in November.
Set to take place on Nov 12 and 13, the forum will be attended by over 500 participants from 25 countries.
The other speakers are China Council for the Promotion of International Trade's first vice-chairman Zhang Wi, Malaysia's International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Patron and Co-founder of World Chinese Economic Forum Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.
Pledging his support for the forum, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said: “The forum gives a useful platform for the interchange of views and ideas as well as to forge business partnerships and linkages.”
The forum, which will be attended by government and business leaders, will discuss China's rise and economic linkages with its neighbours.
Hosted by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli), the forum is a major national and international business event that will provide participants with insights into key issues that will shape the future of relations with China.
Forum chairman and Asli chief executive officer Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said the sessions would seek to promote 21st century Silk Road or modern day Economic Corridor that linked China through the South-East Asia, Australia and India to the Middle East markets and beyond.