Perak, Britain Will Establish Twin Cities, Says British High Commissioner

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Send to friend: 

IPOH (Perak, Malaysia) Aug 9 (Bernama) -- Ipoh will have a twin city in Britain that will further expand the bilateral ties between the two parties, said British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vicki Treadell.

Without mentioning the city in the United Kingdom, Treadell noted that the plan would be further studied.

In the meantime, she said Britain would support the aspirations of Perak state government led by Chief Minister Ahmad Faizal Azumu, such as in education, human capital development and trade.

“It’s wonderful to be back here in Perak. It’s like a hometown to me. As you know, I was born in Ipoh, it is very special place in my heart.

“The first reason I’m here today is to meet the Chief Minister and to talk about the new priorities of the new state government,” she told reporters after paying a courtesy call to Ahmad Faizal at the chief minister’s office, here Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Faizal said the proposal to create a twin city for Ipoh in Britain was among the matters discussed during his meeting with Treadell, which lasted an hour.

Also discussed were matters concerning education and trade.

“Investments from Britain has somehow declined (in previous years) and we (new state government) want to forge a new relationship,” he said.

For that purpose, Ahmad Faizal said the State Investment, Industry and Regional Development Committee chairman Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin had been entrusted with the responsibilities to lure more investors to Perak.