GEORGE TOWN, August 9 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim expressed his aspiration to transform Malaysia into an economic powerhouse within the next five to six years. He highlighted that Malaysia is already making significant progress, and its robust political stability has attracted the interest of many foreign investors to invest in the country. An example of this was the willingness of Tesla Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, to discuss his commitment to establish the company’s headquarters in Cyberjaya later this year.

Anwar regarded this as a great honor for Malaysia, a testament to the country’s economic policies, including the Madani Economy, implemented under the transparent leadership of the Unity Government. My dream and aspiration are to make Malaysia an economic powerhouse and a great nation for all its citizens. I want this nation to thrive, with a strong economy, good governance, and united people, he stated during his speech at the Grand Madani Talk in Pekan Sungai Ara on Saturday night. He also emphasized the need to put an end to corrupt practices to make Malaysia a shining example in the world.

Anwar urged all voters to turn out and cast their ballots in the upcoming State Elections on August 12, and to choose the political party that can represent all layers of Malaysian society. Whether you want PAS and Bersatu to govern or you want Anwar, Anthony Loke, and they’re friends in UMNO and GPS to govern. Whether you want a Malay government that comprises various ethnicities or you want a Malay government that incites division… it’s your choice. Please help save Penang, save Malaysia,” he urged.

Earlier, during his speech in Kampung Melayu, Anwar refuted claims that the investment by German semiconductor solutions provider, Infineon Technologies AG, was brought into Kulim, Kedah, by Kedah’s Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor. Instead, he clarified that it was an effort by the Federal Government. The Kedah Chief Minister claims, ‘I brought that investment as discussed two years ago.’ This is a political problem. Let me tell him that Infineon approached me along with the Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, and expressed their interest in investing in Kulim High-Tech Park.

“It’s a Federal Government project… they have been saying for a month that they want to invest, but they haven’t decided where, whether in America, Europe, or other countries. They asked about the stability of our country’s politics, and I replied that we are stable and will remain so for the next five years until the next election. Four days ago, they made the decision to invest here, but the Kedah Chief Minister claims that they told him two years ago, and he can check the statement of the company board members who decided to invest EUR 5 billion in Malaysia four days ago, Anwar explained.

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