KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 – A story shared by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak about him not being allowed to eat half-boiled eggs during a visit to China recently made everybody in the hall, during the opening of Invest Malaysia 2014 here Monday, laugh. The prime minister said while in Beijing, he could not enjoy half-boiled eggs every morning as usual because of health reasons and there was a health officer appointed by China to monitor the matter. “I normally like to have a half-boiled egg boiled in three minutes, but in China I could not get it.

“There was a health inspector that will make sure my egg was boiled in 10 minutes so I am really healthy,” he said in a conversation after delivering a keynote address at the Invest Malaysia 2014 here, today. The conversation was moderated by PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia’s former Executive Chairman Datuk Seri Johan Raslan. Najib said the special treatment given to him while in China proved that the tragedy of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 on March 8 had not affected relations between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.

The prime minister visited China from May 28 to June 2 in conjunction with Kuala Lumpur-Beijing 40th diplomatic ties anniversary. Najib stressed that warm and close relationships with international leaders, formally or informal, would create great opportunities in many things. In sharing the United States of America’s President Barack Obama’s visit to Malaysia last April, Najib said he was impressed with the president’s car called The Beast, and wished he could get one. “I can wish I would get one, but I don’t think that I will get one. It is a very comfortable car,” he said in jest.

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