MELAKA: For its role in helping to revive the Malaysian economy during difficult times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has been praised by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
"I express my appreciation to ACCCIM for being with the government through difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"While we are facing inflation right now, ACCCIM is one of the non-governmental organisations that has come forward to work with the Government to find the best solution for the benefit of the people and the country," he said on during his speech at the ACCCIM dinner in Melaka on Friday night (June 24).
In a Facebook post on Friday, Dr Wee said that the government is serious in addressing the foreign labour shortage issue in the manufacturing, construction, services, agriculture and plantation sectors.
"We take seriously the issues people are facing as well, such as the cooking oil, chicken and egg subsidies which have been a hot topic lately," he said.
Dr Wee, who is also MCA president, said he also spoke about subsidies that the government still bears, the government's justification for making the changes as well as the direction the country is taking to face uncertain global challenges.
He then wished ACCCIM continued success and said he hoped they would play a role in the future for the betterment of Malaysia.
Also present at the dinner were International Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong, Melaka unity, community relationship, human resource and consumer's affair committee chairman Ngwe Hee Sem, ACCCIM president Tan Sri Low Kian Chuan and Melaka Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Datuk Siow Dek Kuen.