Malaysian minister on foreign investment
Malaysia will unveil its 2011 budget on Friday. Investors will be on the look out for tax cuts and other incentives to encourage them to sink their money into the local economy.
The government wants to secure over $440bn of private funds over the next decade to fuel an ambitious spending programme.
Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, the country's trade minister told the BBC the aim is to raise much of the cash from within Malaysia itself.