Malaysia is carrying out a comprehensive reform of its legal system similar to the changes Hungary has implemented since 2010, a Hungarian official has said. Much like the Hungarian reforms, the Malaysian government’s measures are also highly popular, the state secretary said, summing up his visit to Kuala Lumpur.
Balázs Orbán, parliamentary and strategic state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, paid a three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Hungarian-Malaysian diplomatic ties. Speaking to MTI by phone, Orbán said bilateral ties were “excellent” while trade relations were continuously expanding. Malaysia’s political system is stable and the country has shown impressive levels of economic growth, becoming one of the most influential countries in the region, he added.
“We believe a politically and economically stable Malaysia can become a bridgehead for Hungarian companies looking to invest … and gain market position in Southeast Asia,” he said. Orbán said an ongoing week-long technological forum in Malaysia would help Hungarian firms advance their business ties there. During his visit, Orbán discussed bilateral ties with the minister for legal affairs at the Malaysian PM’s office. The two countries also opened the second Hungarian film festival in Kuala Lumpur, which Orbán called an “extraordinary tool of soft diplomacy”.