Google to invest $2 billion to develop Malaysia’s AI capabilities

Elmina Business Park, Selangor

Google will invest $2 billion in Malaysia to develop its first data center and Google Cloud region in the country, aiming to advance Malaysia’s digital ambitions, AI capabilities, and other advanced technologies.

The data centre and Google Cloud region will be located in Sime Darby Property’s Elmina Business Park in central Selangor state.

According to Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, the investment is expected to add $3.2 billion to the economy and support 26,500 jobs by 2030, including in healthcare. Malaysian Investment, Trade, and Industry Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz stated that the investment will significantly advance Malaysia’s digital ambitions outlined in a 2030 master plan.

The announcement follows Microsoft’s plans, unveiled earlier in the month, to inject US$2.2 billion into Malaysia over the next four years.

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