[Beijing, China, July 10, 2019] Today, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister The Right Honorable Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail visited Huawei's Beijing Research Center and met with Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei. They spoke at length about the developments in ICT, as well as ICT infrastructure rollout in Malaysia. They also discussed how to leverage new technology to build smart cities in Malaysia and improve smart healthcare and smart education in the country.
Group photo of representatives from Huawei and Malaysia
During the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister was briefed on Huawei's latest business developments. Huawei's technical experts also shared Huawei's latest progress in 5G, and demonstrated Huawei's in-house R&D capabilities in core chip domains. And they invited the Deputy Prime Minister to experience Huawei's cloud services, as well as industry applications spanning smart cities, smart education, and smart healthcare.
Deputy Prime Minister showed interest in the applications of Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in disaster management, crime prevention and also for improvement of Health and Medical services. She also commended the current effort of Huawei in training and development of Malaysian talent. She wishes that Huawei and Malaysia can synergistically work out a win-win partnership while ensuring that technology will not be the reason for family and societal values to be ignored.
The Deputy Prime Minister remarked, "In the pursuit of technology, I hope people in the rural areas will not be left behind. In addition, any development on ICT must have a viable value base behind it."
Liang Hua said, "Modernized ICT infrastructure is very important for Malaysia's future development. The Digital Malaysia strategy will help improve Malaysia's economic and industry development, and promote social progress. Huawei is ready and willing to work more closely with Malaysia and cultivate ICT professionals locally. By fully utilizing technologies, products, and solutions, such as 5G, AI, cloud, big data, and smart cities, we want to proactively contribute to the rollout of ICT infrastructure in Malaysia and the country's digital journey."
Since entering the Malaysian market in 2001, Huawei has maintained robust growth. With its regional headquarters situated in Malaysia, Huawei has also set up 11 shared service centers in the country, employing about 2,400 people, around 1,700 of whom are local hires.
Huawei is committed to leveraging ICT technologies and capabilities to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities. Over the past five years, Huawei has sponsored 86 outstanding Malaysian university students, who have traveled to China as part of Huawei's Seeds for the Future program. Huawei's Global Training Center in Cyberjaya has cultivated more than 20,000 skilled ICT professionals for Malaysia. In 2019, Huawei will continue the ICT Academy program and collaborate with 14 local universities in total, which contributes to the talent development of ICT industry in Malaysia.