MIBC returns Tan Sri Kuna as president for third term

MIBC returns Tan Sri Kuna as president for third term

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia India Business Council (MIBC) held its 11th Annual General Meeting and dinner function in TPCKL.

The biennial election for the 2019-2021 term was also held. MIBC president Tan Sri Ir. Kuna Sittampalam was returned to power for the third term.

“Although Malaysia and India maintain good bilateral ties, MIBC will work for hand in hand to engage more meaningful business engagement. There are more opportunities in cross border investment among the two countries”, said Tan Sri Kuna to The Leaders Online.

“MIBC is also set to make a trade delegation trip soon to northeast India where there are more opportunities for the construction industry”, he added.

Kuna highlighted on MIBC’s special focus on the North East region of India, as it is also India’s key priority to bolster economic development in that region. A business delegation is being planned to visit the region this year.

Tan Sri Datuk Puvanendran clinched the deputy president post whereas Jeevan Rajoo and Surendran Menon retained their treasurer and honorary secretary posts respectively.

Other committee members include Mr. Girish Ramachandran, Mr. Liew Hau Seng, Dr. Mohamed Ali, Mr. Divesh Sheth, representatives from Khazanah and CIDB have also taken the stake to actively contribute towards the success of MIBC.

The presence of Dato’ Lokman Hakim Ali, Secretary General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the High Commissioner of India His Excellency Shri Mridul Kumar was the highlight of the event.

Both of them have strongly supported MIBC and delivered special addresses touching on insights of some the best trade developments for Malaysia.

They also highlighted key issues pertaining to India ongoing election and statistical facts on deepening the economic ties for both countries.

A belated surprise birthday party was also held for Kumar.

India-Malaysia bilateral relations are growing strong and will continue to flourish due to active engagements in various aspects, such as defence, economic, political, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

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