Dr M launches first Malaysia Fest in Bangkok

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad signs a plaque at the opening of Malaysia Fest in Bangkok today. (Bernama pic.)

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the inaugural Malaysia Fest 2019 here, showcasing the best of Malaysia through food, products and cultural performances.

Mahathir spent about an hour visiting the booths at CentralWorld Square in the heart of the Thai capital.

The festival kicked off yesterday in conjunction with the 34th Asean Summit and will end on Sunday.

Also present were Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, International Trade and Industry Minister Darrel Leiking, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Jojie Samuel and Malaysia-Thai Chamber of Commerce (MTCC) chairman Dr Hwee Khim Boo.

More than 80 companies and entrepreneurs from Malaysia, covering products and services such as frozen food, coffee, cereals, biscuits, confectionery, beauty products and handicrafts, are taking part in the fest.