Mohamed Azmin Ali has again reminded Anwar Ibrahim that efforts to woo investments from companies related to Elon Musk started during the previous government, after the prime minister's highly publicised video conference with the US tech billionaire recently.
The former international trade and industry minister said he had held discussions with top officials from Musk's company in May last year, as part of a high-powered investment delegation led by then prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"I went to Elon Musk's headquarters to talk with SpaceX about bringing in investments," the Selangor Perikatan Nasional chairman said.
"I did it before you, that's why I re-shared last year's social media posts," he added at a ceramah in Gombak, Selangor, last night.
In May 2022, a Malaysian trade mission delegation led by Ismail met with industry players in the US where Azmin visited the SpaceX facility in Los Angeles to discuss Starlink services in Malaysia.
Starlink is a satellite company operated by SpaceX that provides internet network services.
Anwar had met with Musk in a 25-minute video conference on July 14, a meeting which Azmin mocked after the billionaire was found to have posted several unrelated Twitter posts during the same time.
"It's so difficult for people to talk to him (Musk) and convince him to come to their country," Anwar said.
"Thank God he has agreed to invest more in Malaysia, and sees Malaysia as an important country. God willing, in the near future, he will come to Malaysia."
Azmin also lashed out at Anwar over the RM25 billion investment by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a data centre in Selangor, accusing the prime minister of lying.
"People call him and he tells stories," he said. "He said AWS wanted to invest in Malaysia only after the Madani government was formed.
"How would Amazon know what Madani is?"