KUALA LUMPUR - The inspiration to form Alibaba was inspired by Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), says Jack Ma.
The Alibaba founder and executive chairman said that he read about MSC in a newspaper 20 years ago and found the idea inspiring.
"I thought, 'Wow, this is a genius idea. If Malaysia can do this, why can't China. Why can't I do this myself?'
"So Malaysia inspired me to create Alibaba," he said during the launch of an Alibaba Group office in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (June 18).