An Exciting Age for Penang’s Manufacturing Sector

By Lee Kah Choon

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LAST YEAR, Penang celebrated its 50 years of manufacturing excellence, significantly in the Electronics & Electrical (E&E) sector. While there are many other industries Penang is known for, such as tin smelting, steel making, food production and medical devices, among others, it is the E&E industry that Penang is well known for, not only nationally but globally.Today, about 38% of Malaysia’s total exports is made up of E&E products, of which about 60% is from Penang; 78% of Malaysia’s external...

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Lee Kah Choon

is Special Investment Advisor to the Chief Minister of Penang and a Director of InvestPenang. He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Researcher at Penang Institute.