Tun M today give a speech on the 25th International Conference of The Future of Asia event in Tokyo, Japan. He shared thought of recent’s HUAWEI’s trade war issue and the US has added HUAWEI in the entity list, for foreign companies deemed national security threats. With this, all the US companies are required to obtain approval from the government to export products to HUAWEI. The implications have affected foreign HUAWEI suppliers that US products regardless of hardware or software.
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“Tremendous advance over American technology,” Tun M said. While the U.S. has long had a strong research and development capability, “they must accept that this capability can [now] also be found in the East.”
“If I am not ahead, I will ban you, I will send warships — that is not competition,” Mahathir stressed. “That is threatening.” Tun M also stressed that HUAWEI’s research is far bigger than Malaysia’s capability. We try to make use of their technology as much as possible”
With this, Tun M has indicated that Malaysia has no intention of antipathy the company instead Malaysia will make good use of their technology.
You can check Tun M’s keynote speech below;