The Prime Minister said the Malaysian business community contributed greatly to the close ties between the Malaysia and Thailand, as well as for the huge bilateral trade.
Last year, the bilateral trade between Malaysia and Thailand reached more than RM90 billion with the balance of trade in favour of Malaysia.
Earlier, Yeap, in his opening remarks said Malaysians in Thailand were in the midst of building a Malaysian House in Bangkok, similar to the one in London, and hoped that the government would contribute to the cost of building it.
The MTCC, he said, expected the cost of building the house to be between RM20 to RM25 million and hoped the government could chip in with their funding.
The Prime Minister in response said, the government would contribute in line with the current economic condition of the county.
“We are very poor now,” he said in jest.
Earlier the Prime Minister received a courtesy call by chairman of TCC Group, Tan Sri Charoen Sirivadhanabakdi.