Malaysia not impervious to external shocks, warns Najib

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  • Friday, 11 Apr 2014

Well done: Najib showing his appreciation to the hardworking staff of Basf-Pertonas Chemical Group after launching the groundbreaking ceremony of the integrated aroma ingredients complex in Gebeng, Kuantan.

KUANTAN: Despite Malaysia’s en­­couraging economic performance, the country is not impervious to external shocks that may derail ef­­forts to achieve the desired investment and economic targets, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said Malaysia, as a relatively small nation without the benefit of a sizeable domestic demand, would be susceptible to economic vagaries and volatile external trade if it continued to depend on commodities and raw resources.

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