What eCommerce boosts will Malaysia receive from Alibaba's post DFTZ moves?

In the wake of DFTZ, MDEC's Dato' Yasmin, Alibaba's Jack Ma sign major new digital gateway deals in China in the presence of the Malaysian PM and Hangzhou's Municipal government.

By AvantiKumar
May 15, 2017

Alibaba Cloud receives MSC status in Malaysia

Photo - Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak presented Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, with MSC Malaysia Status Certificate to Alibaba Group, while being witnessed by Dato' Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC and Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group.

 This new datacentre in Malaysia will add to Alibaba Cloud's datacentres in 14 locations worldwide, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. (East and West Coast).
 Local entrepreneurs across various industries will be able to scale and to migrate their IT infrastructure to this reliable and secure platform, he said.
 "Alibaba Cloud is helping to realise the eWTP vision by establishing cloud infrastructure to facilitate seamless cross-border online businesses for Malaysian enterprises," said Hu, adding that this will help lay the digital foundation for Malaysia in the new global economy.
 "[This will result in] equipping the country with future-proof online marketplaces, as well as payment, logistics, cloud computing and big data services that work seamlessly in the ecosystem," he said. "By doing so, we can support businesses of all sizes to realise their full economic potential and access the global market for their goods and services." 

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