Selangor Journal
The Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2021 is held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, from November 18 to 21, 2021. — REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Hardworking, enterprising Selangor people behind state economic success, says MB

By Alang Bendahara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari has attributed the state’s economic success as Malaysia’s most developed state to its people.

He said Selangor had consistently contributed over 20 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) over the years, and a large number of multinational corporations have set their base in the state.

“This success is a result of the enterprising and hardworking people of Selangor, who possess strong values and a vision for progressing themselves.

“It has been part of Selangor’s culture, and identity and the state’s economic endeavours have been designed around facilitating, enabling and nurturing this spirit,” he said in his opening speech at the fifth Selangor Asean Business Conference (SABC) 2021, here today.

Amirudin said that the same philosophy is also practised regionally.

“This philosophy, I believe, is consistent in the wider context of the Asean Economic Community (AEC),” he said.

However, he said the people and businesses in Selangor and the region must continuously be able to adapt, especially in the post-pandemic era.

“As the global and universal disruptions brought about by the pandemic have shown us, change is not only constant. It is necessary to continue not only to survive but also to thrive in the world today.

“We have been living in an increasingly VUCA world in the last few decades. There is so much volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity surrounding economies, businesses and people that it is impossible to remain the same.

“To thrive in this environment, we will need to be agile in our thinking, flexible in our execution, while holding firmly to our good values,” he said.

SABC is a one-day event held during the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2021 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

This year, the four-day regional annual summit is held in a hybrid format, both physically and online, due to limitations posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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