foresees better economy outlook for 2017 and 2018.
Let's not forget - Rome wasn't built in a day,' ACCCIM
president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap said in a statement.
'It is the business community which creates wealth in any society, in any country, and there is no doubt that ACCCIM
along with the Chinese community as well as other communities have contributed much to the development of the country,' he said in his speech.
ACCCIM said it hoped to assist Putrajaya in providing views and recommendations on economic policies through consultations and interaction sessions.
'ACCCIM is confident that the new government will formulate more policies that are open, equal and fair to all rakyat.
'As such, ACCCIM is committed to working closely with the government to strive for national unity and harmony, and mutual cooperation for the development and advancement of our country,' it said in a statement.
According to the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) Survey Report on the Economic Situation in Malaysia conducted in the second half of 2017, optimistic respondents increased 6 percentage points from 49 per cent in the previous survey.
The survey polled 390 respondents of Chinese businessmen, who were also members of ACCCIM, across all sectors and industries in the second-half of last year.
'But we (BN) as a government, our coalition is one that has been tried and tested time and time again and we have delivered,' he said at the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) Chinese New Year Grand Dinner 2018 here tonight.
In attendance were Transport Minister and MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister and Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, ACCCIM president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap and China's ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
'Our neighbour Singapore has just declared it was increasing the GST rate to nine per cent, and some others are at 10 per cent, while India, for example, has four (taxation) tiers,' he said at the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) Chinese New Year Grand Dinner 2018, here today.
Also present were ACCCIM President, Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap, Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Urban Well Being, Housing and Local Government Minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar, China's Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian, as well as 3,000 members of the Chinese business community.