Being the content person in the team, I am always on the lookout for fresh ideas and this means I have to drown myself in oceans of articles sometimes. There are many interesting pieces that I stumbled upon but one that particularly caught my eye recently was from CEOWORLD magazine. The magazine ranks the world based on various categories every year. This time, Malaysia landed the first spot for the World's Best Countries to Invest In or Do Business For in 2019. The rankings were based on 11 distinct factors including workforce and infrastructure.
I share the same opinion that it is a golden opportunity to invest or do business in our country due to rapid development. I always think that Malaysia has boundless potential to excel in the things we do and stand shoulder by shoulder with other developed countries. There is no other country that can be as unique and as perfectly balanced in the world despite the diversity in culture or race. If we were to move as one, nothing can stop us.
We are naturally exposed to various cultures, races and languages since birth. We already know what it's like to live together and embrace our differences. Instead of emphasising on the differences, we always choose to learn, complement and help each other. In the world of business, these qualities are important as Malaysians are able to tackle more language or culture barriers. In addition to that, English, the trade language of the world is widely used, not to mention that Malaysia is among the top 3 Asian countries with the highest English proficiency.
Located strategically in the heart of ASEAN, this is only the beginning for Malaysia. With strong demand, growing consumer base and business-friendly environment, Malaysia is also seen as a business hub to global investors. Southeast Asia may still be in a young journey of technology innovation but there are already a number of Malaysian companies making their marks such as Grab and iflix. There is so much of untapped potential in our country and in us, so much room for improvement and development.
From now onwards, I believe that Malaysia will only continue to pick up its pace and keep advancing to be a developed nation. Local businesses are constantly stepping up their game and ferociously progressing to amazing growth. Soon, the world will take notice of the stealth and strength of the Malayan Tiger, and we will be there not just to witness it, but we are going to be a part of it.