PUBLISHED | OCTOBER 20, 2009
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South East Asia hosts new Victorian office
A new Victorian Government Business Office has opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While it is the 12th office of its kind established by the Victorian Government, it is the first in South East Asia. Victorian Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation Jacinta Allan opened the office and said it would help drive exports and build international partnerships in the region: "This new Malaysian-based office will allow Victorian businesses to leverage opportunities across South East Asia." She mentioned that about a third of Australia's Malaysian-born residents reside in Victoria, evidence of "longstanding cultural ties". Of particular interest will be the synergies from common industries such as advanced manufacturing, but there will also be opportunities in agriculture and information technology. "By any measure there are huge opportunities for us to work together and further our business relationship," said Allan.