Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong visited Malaysia during the Lunar New Year holiday to inspect the local battery business.

According to Samsung, Chairman Lee, who arrived in Malaysia on the 9th, took a helicopter to the Samsung SDI production corporation in Sreumban, received a report on the local business status, and inspected the production site of Battery Plant 1 and the construction site of Plant 2.

On the 6th, the day after he was acquitted in the first trial of the 'suspicion of illegal succession of management rights' case, Chairman Lee departed the country on a chartered plane to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

It is known that Chairman Lee went to Malaysia after completing an undisclosed schedule in the United Arab Emirates and returned home early yesterday (11th).

The Sreumban factory that Chairman Lee visited was the first overseas subsidiary of Samsung SDI, established in 1991. It initially manufactured cathode ray tubes and has been producing batteries since 2012.

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Chairman Lee said at the meeting, “We must invest boldly and not be intimidated by difficulties.”

He continued, “Let’s not focus on short-term performance but lead change with bold challenges,” and added, “Let’s create new values ​​and secure solid competitiveness.”

On the 10th, Chairman Lee observed the local market reaction in Kuala Lumpur, the capital and the largest city in Malaysia.

Malaysia is the number one country in terms of Samsung smartphone shipments.

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