In May 2023, the PRIO NORM team headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to conduct fieldwork interviews and meetings with local actors.
As part of the trip, a stakeholder dialogue was held on 10 May, hosted by the University of Malaya. Project leader Ilaria Carrozza presented the research project and shared some preliminary findings and reflections. The audience included academics, students and researchers from several universities and think tanks based in Kuala Lumpur; government officials; journalists; and members of the general public.
The lively discussion focused upon China's Digital Silk Road projects and investments in Malaysia, including the latest announcement about a second 5G network that will allegedly be built in the country by Chinese company Huawei.