Dateline 2019-06-26, NST:
Malaysia is poised to further strengthen its potential as a key gas player in the region by capitalising on its existing extensive gas infrastructure.
The natural gas industry has also contributed significantly to the national gross domestic product over the years, while encouraging investments opportunities for local businesses.
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Malaysia has recorded consistent economic expansion due to strong economic fundamentals and diverse sectorial strength despite the ongoing global economic challenges.
“As we look to sustain this momentum moving forward, the oil and gas industry, which is Malaysia’s second highest export earner is most definitely a key contributor to the country’s trade,” he said in a speech, which was read by his deputy Senator Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin at the inaugural Malaysian Gas Symposium (MyGAS 2019), here today.