Business group to lobby for government support


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 Jun 2004

ASSOCIATED Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia will submit a memorandum to the Government based on its survey findings on the nation’s current economic situation, Sin Chew Daily reported. 

The daily quoted the group's president, Tan Sri William Cheng, as saying that the survey which was launched yesterday would be conducted by its Commerce Committee Bureau. 

He said the survey would be an important guide for Malaysians and foreigners who wished to invest in the country. 

“We also hope to offer good opinions to the relevant authorities through it.” 

Its Economic Survey Unit chairman Chua Tia Guan was quoted as saying that members of the group should take part in the survey in order for their views on the country's trade and economic policies to be made known. 

Chua, who is also the Commerce Committee Bureau deputy chairman, said the group would distribute 750 copies of questionnaires for the survey and that it hopes to have about 25% to 30% of them returned. 

China Press quoted Cheng as saying that the group planned to recruit more business professionals as members. 

“We want to expand the group and provide our opinions to the Government on the policies that affect the country’s economy and its people.” 

On another issue, China Press quoted MCA Youth secretary-general Loh Seng Kok as saying that he would help pregnant youths and those with children under two years old defer their national service. 

He made the pledge following appeals from two pregnant youths and another who had just delivered her child in the last batch of NS trainees. 

They were allowed to defer their training, he added.  

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