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Jakarta Post

Malaysian franchises quietly thriving in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 8 2012   /  11:50 am

Without much ado, a host of Malaysian enterprises, particularly some in the food and beverage sector, have successfully expanded into Indonesia.

Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA) chairman Abdul Malik Abdullah said that Malaysian franchising firms had opened many outlets in the Indonesian capital and in other cities throughout the nation.

With intense support by the Malaysian government, the association hopes to help about 40 franchise companies open outlets in Indonesia by 2014, Abdul said. At present, there are 18 Malaysian franchises operating in Indonesia.

“We have agreed with the government to focus on Indonesia, the Middle East and China. I would say that with 18 brands, Indonesia is our biggest overseas market by far [….] We would be happy if we could double the brand numbers within two years,” he said during the International Franchise License and Bus...