(AFP) - US search-engine giant Google is interested in setting up a base in Malaysia, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said, according to reports Sunday.
"They want to make their presence felt in Malaysia. It will be a big boost for our ICT (information and communications technology) industry," Abdullah told Malaysian journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos .
"I was told that Malaysians formed the highest group of Google users in Southeast Asia," Abdullah said according to The Star daily.
Earlier reports here said that Google was looking at Malaysia, India or Vietnam to establish the world's biggest server farm -- a cluster of powerful computers used to store data.
Malaysia has ambitions of being a global technology player. It launched its Multimedia Super Corridor from scratch a decade ago as Malaysia's answer to California's Silicon Valley.