Saturday, June 1, 2019

Malaysia Supports Huawei

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) declared Thursday that Malaysia will not shun Huawei. 

Meaning, we will use Huawei’s technology “as much as possible” – and therefore, bucking the global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese company. 

He informed that Huawei have access to research “far bigger than the whole of Malaysia’s research equivalent”. 

Not only that but he said that he wasn't too concerned over allegations of espionage by China because “we are an open book”. 

He mentioned that the US is not above spying other countries too. 

He’s right – what is there to spy in Malaysia? 

Mahathir said America is apparently afraid of the advancement made by Huawei. In a sense, he was mocking the US of A. “‘If I am not ahead, I will ban you, I will send warships’”.

He advised the US to learn to compete with China rather than confront it. 

Mahathir said the United States and “the West” must accept that Asian nations now produce competitive products, and should not “threaten” business rivals.

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Malaysians can expect durian prices to shoot up because we have received approval to export frozen whole durians to China, the CNA news website had reported. 

It said this long-awaited announcement was made by China’s Customs Department on Thursday. This comes 10 months after both countries signed a memorandum on the matter. 

Earlier, China only allowed imports of frozen durian pulp. The vacuum-packed fruits have been exported since 2011.

In fact, I read somewhere that durian imports were worth $1.1 billion last year  supposedly attributed to the United Nation’s trade database. Therefore, it is big business and growing fast.

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