Malaysia attracted 162.4 billion ringgit (about 52.4 billion USD)
in domestic and foreign direct investment in 2012, a record high in the
past six years in the face of global economic downturn.
The figure represented a 9.1 percent increase compared to the
government’s previously set target, Minister of International Trade and
Industry Mustapa Mohamed said at a ceremony to brief on the country’s
investment in Kuala Lumpur on February 27.
the total investment approved, domestic direct investment (DDI) made up
78 percent and the rest was in the form of foreign direct investment
The ratio is appropriate to the goal of economic
transformation programme adopted by the government which is in favour of
DDI, the Minister said.
Japan topped the list
of foreign investors, followed by Saudi Arabia , Singapore , China
and the Republic of Korea .
Malaysia is expected to lure about 12 billion USD in foreign investment in 2013.-VNA