Bagless vacuum inventor Dyson may invest more in Malaysia says Dr M


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  • Monday, 24 Sep 2018

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) meeting British inventor Sir James Dyson at the Imperial College of London on Sept 24, 2018. - Bernama

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) meeting British inventor Sir James Dyson at the Imperial College of London on Sept 24, 2018. - Bernama

LONDON (Bernama): Sir James Dyson, billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has expressed interest in bringing new investments into Malaysia and enhancing the capability of Malaysian engineers, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister said Dyson has already invested in Malaysia with his facilities located in Johor and hired a large number of engineers.

“If he (Dyson) continues his investment in Malaysia, we can reduce the number of unemployed who have studied up to PhD level,” he said after visiting Imperial College London on Monday (Sept 24).

At the prestigious science-based university, Dr Mahathir met Dyson who showed interest in bringing new investments into Malaysia.

The Prime Minister said the government would amend “restrictive” policies so that Dyson would be keener to invest in Malaysia.

“We will persuade him (to continue investing),” he said.

On his visit to Imperial College London, Dr Mahathir said he was attracted to the automotive field that the university was working on to improve the efficiency of the engine and its forays in the development of electric vehicles. 

Dr Mahathir was on a working visit to London from Saturday (Sept 22) before flying off to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (Sept 25). - Bernama