MALACCA, March 2 — Ties established between Malacca and Guangdong Province in China back in September 2015 can boost economic prospects, said Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
He said these efforts could increase the state’s investment through the initiative started by the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, especially in promoting sea and land routes, like those during the height of the Malacca Malay Sultanate in the 13th century.
“This objective is in line with the proposal by Chinese President Xi Jinping who described sea routes as ‘The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road’ and paved the way to revive broken ties.
“I believe the huge economic prospects can contribute to reviving Malacca’s glory days,” he said at the Malacca State Development Briefing to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V here today in conjunction with a state visit to Malacca.
Sultan Muhammad V’s visit to Malacca was his first to the state after he became the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Dec 13 last year.
Also present at the briefing was Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob. — Bernama