KOTA KINABALU, May 20 (Bernama) -- The President of the Associated Chinese
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) Tan Sri William Cheng is
impressed with the rapid economic development that has taken place in Sabah,
under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, over the last
couple of years.
"I see a lot of changes in Sabah. It looks different...the economic
landscape is different," he told reporters after a breakfast meeting hosted by
Musa with members of the ACCCIM at Sri Gaya, near here today.
He said the current political stability, sound government policies and
focused economic direction have led to the significant economic development in
Cheng said such factors were important in pulling in business and investors
to a country and state.
He said Malaysia and Sabah have these attributes in terms of the capacity to
attract investors and tourists alike.
"Sabah is rich in natural resources...oil and gas, timber, minerals and so
on but most important, you have the right leadership to take Sabah to greater
heights," he said.
Cheng said the tourism and agriculture namely aquaculture sectors in the
state were doing well and had the potential to grow.
"I am also told that Sabah has strong environmental conservation laws. This
is also good for the state in terms of eco-tourism," he said.
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