THE LARGEST ever trade and investment mission from Malaysia will visit Cambodia Aug
1-3, according to Nekmat Ismail, First Secretary of the Malaysian Embassy in Phnom
Led by Ahmad Kamaruzaman Mohamed Baria, Malaysia's Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry
of International Trade and Industry, the delegation will include 53 representatives
of the Malaysian private sector as well as six government officials.
Firms represented in the delegation include Telekom Malaysia, the Malaysia Palm Oil
Promotion Council, the maker of Malaysia's national car PROTON, Endau Cable Works,
and Pawada Food Industries.
The delegation will participate in a Malaysia-Cambodia Business Seminar at the Hotel
Inter-Continental Aug 2, as well as make courtesy calls on Ministers Cham Prasidh
and Suy Sem, and the Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce.
According to statistics from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), Malaysia
was the Kingdom's top investor over the period 1994-99.
In 1998 CDC figures indicate Malaysian firms made fixed investments totalling $146.5
million or 17% of the total invested in Cambodia from abroad during the year.