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The Rise of Malaysia
ICT and semiconductor industry's growing interest in Malaysia.
The US-China trade war has resulted in many companies seeking non-Chinese production sites as alternatives.

Malaysia is receiving increased interest from the ICT and semiconductor industries and emerging as a viable destination for production relocation.

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