Dr. Mahathir to sign MoU at business conference

(Mizzima) – During former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day visit to Burma, which will start on Wednesday, he is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding on investments in Burma, according to Sein Win Hlaing, a member of CEC of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).   

At the invitation of UMFCCI, the former Malaysian prime minister will visit Burma and attend a Burmese-Malaysian investment forum to be held at Traders Hotel in Rangoon from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday  

Sein Win Hlaing told Mizzima the business trip is sponsored by UMFCCI.  

In 2003, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad handed over power after 22 years in office. During his tenure, Malaysia emerged as one of the Asian economic “tigers.” Critics said his government was notorious for brutally suppressing the political opposition.