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Ali said: “The government has already started a study on the Starlink business proposals provided by SpaceX. Starlink business representatives will be in Malaysia next week to review these proposals and we hope this will be finalized in the near future as they are ready to come to Malaysia, bring these new technologies that are beneficial to economic development.”
Azmin Ali made this point in an interview with Bernama and TV3 after a meeting with Starlink representatives at SpaceX headquarters yesterday.
Currently, a Malaysian company based in Johor is already making satellite basic components for Starlink, he said. He continued: “Their (SpaceX and Starlink) intent is to see that this supply chain can be expanded among local companies because with this new investment they need support from a wider supply chain. An opportunity to engage in space technology in the near future”.
“The presence of Starlink is important for Malaysia to advance its digital transformation agenda. I believe that with the presence of Starlink in Malaysia, it will be able to further strengthen Malaysia’s economic position in Southeast Asia and globally,” he said.
Malaysia Investment Development Authority (Mida) chief executive Arham Abdul Rahman said talks with SpaceX and Starlink were at an “intermediate stage”.