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Huawei crackdown

Malaysia open to Huawei for 5G equipment, authority chief says

Security agency has 'no objection' after investigating cyberespionage claims

Huawei is a longtime supplier of broadband routers, network controllers and data center switches to Malaysian telecommunications companies.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia has no objection to China's Huawei Technologies participating in the country's 5G network rollout, as Western countries continue to make accusations that the company's equipment could facilitate data leaks to Beijing.

Southeast Asia's third-largest economy is expected to announce spectrum allocations for 5G service providers in the second half of 2020, Al-Ishsal Ishak, chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission told the Nikkei Asian Review.

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