JOHOR BARU: Other races should emulate the Chinese who are adept at doing business.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin lauded their expertise and business culture.
“All of you are strategic, structured and supportive of one another, which are impressive traits and something that deserves applause,” he said in his speech at the Johor Baru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCCI) 70th annual dinner at Persada Johor.
Mohamed Khaled added the JBCCCI had achieved numerous milestones and performed a prominent role in helping many other local businesses expand “Efforts should also be undertaken to ensure that a harmonious relationship exists between ethnic groups in Malaysia.
“Business is one of the best ways to do this.” he said.
Mohamed Khaled also urged JBCCCI to continue to reach out and explore new opportunities and economic possibilities around the globe.
He also expressed hope that JBCCCI would never allow racism and disharmony to separate people in the state.
“Racial disharmony is often sensationalised by certain quarters.
“This is detrimental not just for business but also nation building,” he said.
Mohamed Khaled added that he took note of the views of the Johor Associated CCCI to review the new property assessment rates for old premises, vehicle entry permit for foreign vehicles and to change the state rest day which is currently on Friday and Saturday back to Saturday and Sunday.
He assured all the suggestions would be given proper consideration.