PM Anwar: Tesla, interest in SpaceX, net-zero emissions aim among discussions with Elon Musk

Photo courtesy of Anwar Ibrahim Facebook.

PUTRAJAYA, July 14: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who had a virtual meeting with the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX, Elon Musk, today, said the latter’s investment initiatives in Malaysia will augur well for the country.

Anwar said the investments made by Elon, who is also the CEO of electric vehicle producer, Tesla Inc, which will be opening its headquarters and service centre in Selangor this year, will raise the capabilities of Malaysians particularly through education and technology transfer while raising incomes as well.

Joining in the virtual meeting were Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, and Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

The prime minister also said he welcomed the company’s interest and decision to invest in Malaysia and looked forward to Elon Musk’s visit to the country.

Among other matters discussed in the meeting were Malaysia’s efforts towards its committment to meet its pledge of net-zero emissions as early as 2050.

Malaysia has a well-laid out plan and a comprehensive ecosystem as well as natural resources that can support a clean energy industry including electric mobility, Anwar said in a press release issued following the meet.

“We also discussed the participatio of SpaceX in the Starlink satellite services, which will contribute towards a speedier and wider internet coverage, particularly in the interior areas, where only minimum land area and some physical infrastructures are required to increase the global internet network.”

— WE