Elon Musk wanted to meet me, says Anwar

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PETALING JAYA: Billionaire Elon Musk contacted and wanted to meet him, says Prime Minister Datuk Anwar Ibrahim


“(Musk) contacted me and he said he wanted to speak to Prime Minister Anwar and I said yes. He then said I followed your life history and journey,” said Anwar.

“Alhamdulilah someone followed (my life story). When he called he said he wanted to bring Tesla, Starlink and SpaceX,” the Pakatan Harapan chairman added at the Jelajah Perpaduan Madani Ceramah here on Sunday (Aug 6).

“It is for the people. I don’t need a Tesla or Starlink Internet. There is (Internet) in Seri Perdana,” he added.

Anwar also took a dig at Bersatu’s Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali by saying that the former economy minister only managed to meet Musk’s manager and that there was no investment following that meeting.


“Did Elon Musk come (to see Azmin)? Was there any investment? No,” he added.

On July 14, Anwar said that he held a call with Musk to discuss automaker Tesla’s investment in the country and SpaceX’s satellite communications service.

Malaysia had earlier this year approved electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla’s application to import battery-run EVs into Malaysia. Tesla’s operations in Malaysia will begin this year.

– The Star

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