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FMT Interview : Malaysia’s stance on Gaza draws opposing reaction

Malaysia’s vocal support for Palestine in the ongoing Gaza conflict has elicited contrasting views on its impact on the country’s attractiveness as a destination for foreign direct investments (FDIs).

While some analysts warn that it could turn investors away from Malaysia, others are unperturbed.

Research institute Bait Al-Amanah Research Assistant Yugendran Sivakumaran said Malaysia’s position in Asean makes it a critical investment hub.

“Overlooking Malaysia would be unwise given that the nation’s 5% year-on-year growth in household expenditure in 2023 will carry on to 2024,” he told FMT Business.

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