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Discussing the potential threats of using 5G technology by Malaysian Armed Forces

The Malaysian Armed Forces are currently checking and identifying any potential security threats that will affect the country by using the fifth-generation (5G) of cellular mobile technology before it is accredited in the country.

Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin said the outcomes of the study would be presented to the government in order to decide to adopt this technology or not, he also added that any new technology would be inspected to define if it was convenient for use in the country.

On top of that, he said they could not pursue other countries in terms of using new technologies and not all technologies are useful.

Commenting on the matter, Zulkifli said among the things which needed attention was on tackling new technology if it’s included any dangerous of gathering any sensitive information.

Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed said before making any decision on whether to prevent China’s telecommunications giant Huawei from adopting this technology, at first they would conduct an introductory study because of the threats of cyber spying.

Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin said that Malaysia must be cautious of the 5G technology that China is currently exploring because of its ability to stir cyber and digital security threats against the country.

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