Head of the General Investment Authority Salah al-Attar met on Friday in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Mukhriz Mahathir Muhammad
A new approach to Village and rural Development was launched in 1984 and Second Rural Development transformation was launched in 1994 by Mahathir Muhammad
to involve the village people themselves in the planning process and the development programmes.
A number of prominent people visited Suharto during his 24-day medical treatment, ranging from his long-time friends former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad
and Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew to Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Brunei's Sultan Mohammad Bolkiah.
Malay prime minister Dr Mahathir Muhammad
insists that the island's eco-system should be preserved (coincidentally, ahem, he's a local lad and plans to retire to Langkawi), so building work is required to meld with the exotic contours of rice fields, rubber plantations and a virgin tropical rainforest 150million years old.
Like former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad
and Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who visited Suharto last week, Sihanouk is a long-time Suharto friend.