Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim revealed he had a video call today with Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, discussing about using SpaceX’s satellite network to enhance internet speeds in rural areas of Malaysia.
Following a video conference held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the morning, Anwar expressed his appreciation for Musk’s willingness to visit Malaysia.
He also congratulated and expressed the government’s support for the opening of Tesla’s Headquarters, Service Centre, and Brand Experience Centre in Selangor.
Besides that, the Prime Minister also stated that Malaysia will continue to strengthen its commitment to achieving net-zero emissions as early as 2050 and the government has a comprehensive plan and a competitive ecosystem to support the clean energy industry, including electric mobility.
“We also discussed SpaceX’s involvement in the Starlink satellite service, which has the potential to improve internet coverage in remote areas with minimal physical infrastructure and land requirements,” stated Anwar in a released statement.
According to Anwar, this endeavour, which incorporates the Starlink satellite network, will enhance the capabilities and well-being of Malaysians, particularly in terms of education, agricultural technology, and income generation.
The video conference was also attended by Lauren Dreyer, the senior director of Starlink Business Operations at SpaceX, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, and Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.