KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 -- Approved total domestic and foreign investments for Malaysia stood at RM164 billion for 2020, a drop from the previous year as opportunities took a hit due to Covid-19.

In its Investment Performance Report 2020 released today, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) said the RM164 billion involved 4,599 projects, which were expected to create approximately 114,673 job opportunities in the country.

In comparison, 5,287 projects involving RM211.4 billion were approved in 2019, a decline by RM47.4 billion or 22.4 per cent for 2020.

This drop has been attributed to the impact faced by the services and primary sectors, which were directly affected by a decline in global demand due to the Covid-19 pande...