International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali today met with representatives from SpaceX-affiliated company Starlink and received a tour of the SpaceX manufacturing facility as his trade mission to the US continues.
During his visit, Azmin met with Andrew Matlock, Jonathan Hofeller, Samuel Gibbs and Rebecca Hunter of Starlink.
Praising the company’s goal of providing internet access through satellite technology, especially in remote and rural areas, he said its “Connecting the Unconnected” mission was aligned with Malaysia’s goal of narrowing the digital divide.
“The end in mind is to achieve an inclusive digital society, with no one left behind in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030,” he said.
“Starlink’s solution provides great potential for Malaysians, elevating access to education, providing more internet-related job opportunities, rapid sharing of information and more, thus fostering a more inclusive #KeluargaMalaysia.
“We look forward to welcoming SpaceX and Starlink’s presence in Malaysia for the best satellite internet service that Malaysians can enjoy to be more productive, innovative, efficient and competitive, enabling robust connectivity facilities for users across the country.”
Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, and provides satellite internet access coverage to more than 30 countries.