Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir is optimistic that more foreign investors will make Perak their base considering the number of inquiries he received to date. He said this to reporters at his Chinese New Year open house on Thursday, February 3. “I’ve received invitations from companies and individuals from Japan, Germany, USA and some European countries for discussions. They’re keen to know what kinds of investment opportunities are available in Perak,” he said.
Over 5,000 guests of all races gathered at the MB’s residence on Chinese New Year day, to usher in the golden Year of the Rabbit. Although the event was scheduled at 2.00 p.m., a large crowd had gathered at the gates well before opening time. Dato’ Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir and his wife, Datin Seri Saripah Zulkifli, mixed freely with the visitors and were seen entertaining the young and old. They gave away ang pows to orphans and senior citizens who were specially invited for the occasion.
Hollywood luminary and Ipoh’s icon, Dato’ Michelle Yeoh, was among the dignitaries who came a calling. “I am intrigued by the festivity and will not miss this opportunity to be with fellow Ipohites,” she told reporters.