KUALA LUMPUR: US Senator John McCain said he had a “terrific” meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he visited Malaysia last week and regarded the latter as “an impressive reformer”.
“I had a terrific meeting with Prime Minister Najib in Malaysia – an impressive reformer who is improving US-Malaysia relations,” McCain tweeted.
McCain and Senator Joseph Lieberman visited Malaysia on May 30 at the invitation of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club to attend the Invest Malaysia 2012 Conference, which was launched by Najib.
While here, they called on Najib and Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, besides meeting with business and civil society leaders as well as opposition party representatives to discuss various issues.
Both senators had said that they were impressed with the country’s development, especially in areas of entrepreneurship and practice of free enterprise.
“We are very impressed with the entrepreneurship, freer price system and the economic process that we have observed here. We are very proud to have the opportunity to be here,” McCain said during a media conference with Lieberman. — Bernama