Microsoft Agrees To Invest RM10.47 Billion In Malaysia


Microsoft announced an investment totaling US$2.2 billion (RM10.5 billion) over the next four years.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said this amount is the largest investment ever announced by Microsoft after 32 years in Malaysia.

Satya Nadella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft agreed to increase investment amounting to $2.2 billion for Malaysia during his delegation's courtesy visit in Putrajaya.

He said this investment covers the development of cloud systems and infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI), the creation of AI skill opportunities for an additional 300,000 people, the establishment of a National AI Center of Excellence, enhancing the country's cyber security capabilities and supporting the growth of the system development community in Malaysia. .

The Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysia welcomes this investment decision which proves their confidence in the country's strong economic base, clear policies, investor friendliness and political stability.

He said again, this investment is in line with and will be the main supporter of the government's focus on developing US capacity in the country.

Both of them had a dialogue related to technological matters namely AI and Civil Government planning in preparing the country for this current of change.

Anwar hopes that the collaboration between Malaysia and Microsoft will bring significant benefits to the country and the people as a whole.