Since i've been talking about FDI, let's start a thread on investments in data centers in Malaysia.

1) In Feb, at the launch of the Msia Digital Economy Blueprint, PM TSMY announced the conditional approval for Google, AWS, Microsoft to build datacenters…
2) These "cloud service providers (CSP) are expected to invest between RM12-15 billion during the next five years, equating to approximately US$3-3.7 billion."

I haven't checked but I am not aware of any of these companies making public announcements of such commitments.
3) As far as I'm aware, these tech companies are still concerned abt the cabotage policy imposed by @weekasiongmp on the repair of under seat cables. @anthonyloke objected strongly to this policy in parliament last year.…
@weekasiongmp @anthonyloke If you read FB engineering's latest plans for undersea cables, it includes Singapore & Indonesia, but not Malaysia.…

The Star also reported it here:…
@weekasiongmp @anthonyloke 5) I'm not a tech guy but if these companies don't like the undersea cable repair cabotage policy & FB is investing in new cables which does not include Malaysia, why would they want to invest in hyperdata centers in Msia now? Especially given the political situation? #EndThread

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