Japan & Qatar On Mission To Explore Investment In Kelantan State - PM Anwar


The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he has suggested giant countries such as Japan and Qatar to explore investment opportunities in Kelantan.

In his speech, he encouraged the country's leaders to also consider the state of Kelantan as an investment location and other states.

Anwar said it was his responsibility to also help the people in the opposition-led state even though he did not get a mandate to form the state government. The proposal was made during a recent visit to both countries.

He also hoped that the PAS government would facilitate the land acquisition process to enable the development of the agricultural industry on a large scale in the state.

Previously, former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the east coast state had the potential to receive investment from Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.

There are not many foreign factories in the state except ROHM-Wako Electronics from Japan.

Dr Mahathir, Economic Adviser to four states namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah also supports international investors to settle in those states because they are business friendly.

Regarding technical and vocational education and training (TVET), Anwar said the program would be improved to deal with the lack of 30,000 engineers in the country.

He also emphasized the importance of focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) technology to keep up with current demand.

Anwar said AI technology will also be integrated into the curriculum for students in tahfiz schools or TVET programs. The government will give equal opportunities to the youth of Kelantan to excel in the field.