Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has praised the bravery of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for implementing reforms.
"May I congratulate you for being a bold reformist, for doing things a lesser mortal would not have attempted
"If you are courageous enough to do the reforms you will reap the rewards in due course," Najib told Modi over video conferencing at a business conclave in Kuala Lumpur today.
Modi had recently embarked on a drastic reform measure to tackle corruption, by banning the use of Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes.
Earlier in his speech, Modi expressed confidence in Najib's leadership.
"Under the leadership of his excellency the PM of Malaysia the country will achieve its developed country status in 2020.
"It has also shown great resilience in facing the current economic climate," the Indian premier said.
Najib and Modi were speaking at The Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Conclave, which will be held until tomorrow.
The event seeks to foster better business ties between Asian countries.- Mkini