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The Future of Asia 2019

Malaysia will use Huawei tech 'as much as possible,' says Mahathir

Prime minister warns US of the rise of technology prowess in the East

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review on May 30, in Tokyo. (Photo by Manami Yamada)

TOKYO -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that Malaysia would continue to welcome Huawei Technologies, even as others shy away from working with the Chinese tech juggernaut.

Huawei has achieved a "tremendous advance over American technology," Mahathir told the annual Future of Asia conference in Tokyo, hosted by Nikkei.

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