Malaysia to work with India in space technology

Malaysia to work with India in space technology

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 June 2006: Malaysia is expected to formalize several agreements with India on the use of satellite applications and space technologies, local media reported on June 13. “We are looking at initiating a formal cooperation with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in various areas,” said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Najib made the remarks on June 12 when winding his week-long visit to India in Bangalore, the information technology hub. Malaysia is set to use satellite technology in education, agriculture, fisheries and telemedicine, to further improve incomes and the quality of life of the Malaysian people, especially those in rural areas, said Najib, who is also defence minister.