Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, has announced plans to implement a dual 5G network in the country, aiming to balance the influence of Western and Eastern technology providers. Despite concerns from Western countries, Malaysia seeks to break the monopoly of its state-run network by allowing a second 5G network, which will enable greater participation by China’s Huawei. The European Union and the US had previously warned Malaysia about national security risks and foreign investment related to Huawei’s involvement in its telecom infrastructure. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim emphasized the importance of benefiting from both Western and Eastern technological advancements in this move towards a dual 5G network.