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The Women Entrepreneurs Committee of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Friday 3 January 2020 in Deputy Prime Minister office.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women Entrepreneurs Committee (WEC) of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) paid a courtesy visit on Deputy Prime Minister to explore how the government and MCCC could collaborate to assist or support women entrepreneurs and SMEs.

WEC Chairperson Helen Seibt, during their first visit to Deputy Prime Minister said that the women entrepreneurs should be valued women entrepreneurs rather than just successful women entrepreneurs.

“MCCC is a multi-ethnic NGO, we welcome non-Chinese speaking community to join us and we are ready and happy to assist and to jointly explore new opportunities and new businesses especially China market.” Helen Seibt said.

She further added that the growing Muslim population in China is a good opportunity to commercialize halal products into China. MCCC is always acting as a bridge between Malaysia and China in promoting interaction, cooperation and development in trade, investment and other industrial and commercial fields.

YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah asserted that in line with the 2020 Malaysia-China Cultural Tourism Year, the both sides can cooperate in the arts and tourism, as well as the technical and software fields.

YAB also stated that in Budget 2020, SME Bank will allocate RM200 million fund especially for women entrepreneurs and RM300 million to support SMEs with the potential to become regional champions.

YAB believes that today's women entrepreneurs should not only remain optimistic at all times, but also provide timely assistance to those in need.

Also present were Datin Paduka Dr. Tan Yew Kee, the Member of Parliament for Wangsa Maju, Dato’ Dr. Angie Ng, the Deputy Chairperson of WEC and Datuk Emily Tan, the Vice Chairperson of WEC.

Group photo of Wan Azizah and WEC.