Raja Nazrin on mission to woo Dubai investors


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 1 Nov 2007

KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Muda of Perak Dr Nazrin Shah will deliver a keynote address on Why Invest in Malaysia? at a conference in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from Nov 3 to 7. 

Raja Nazrin, the financial ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre, will be a member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) delegation. He is scheduled to deliver the address on Nov 4 in Dubai.  

Other participants in this high-powered delegation are Securities Commission chairman Datuk Zarinah Anwar and Bank Negara deputy governer Datuk Razif Abdul Kadir. 

The primary objective of the business mission was to showcase Malaysia’s innovative markets and products in Islamic finance to encourage investment, capital raising and co-operation with the Gulf region, said a press release from KLBC. 

After Raja Nazrin’s speech, there will be a panel discussion led by Zarinah and Razif. The discussion will be moderated by KLBC president Datuk Dr Munir Majid. 

Others involved in the discussion are Khazanah Nasional Berhad executive director Ganen Sarvananthan, who will be focusing on the Iskandar Development Region, and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad chief executive officer Badlisyah Abdul Ghani. 

The Dubai International Financial Centre has arranged a half-day briefing on its activities. There will also be a briefing by the Dubai Economic Development Planning Department. 

Emaar, one of the world’s largest real-estate companies by market capitalisation, will also give a presentation. Emaar is involved in the development of Burj Dubai, the upcoming world’s tallest building, and Dubai Mall.