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March 01, 2005 -
Florida delegation to join Malaysians win China, Indian marts
A GROUP of visiting Florida-based businessmen said they are ready to join up with their Malaysian counterparts to create entities to penetrate the lucrative China and India markets.
Head of the 35-member delegation, Bernhard Schutte, said there was much businessmen from Florida, US, and Malaysia with their combined knowledge and technology could do in the Asian region.
The delegation, led by Schutte who is also the chief executive director of US-based Digital Media Network, arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
The delegates have dealings mainly in the services sector and met International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mah Siew Keong yesterday.
One of the delegates, Captain Winston E. Scott, the executive director of Florida Space Authority, said his focus is on space education.
“We will be meeting Malaysia’s Minister of Science and Technology and also the Minister of Education. We hope to see more Malaysian students striving for space education, especially in Florida,” he said.
During its eight-day visit, the delegation will meet Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and visit high-technology facilities in Kulim and Penang.