Facebook sets up Malaysian office, aims to assist local businesses

The establishment of the Malaysia office is to facilitate the operation of local companies to market their businesses through Facebook.

The establishment of the office is to facilitate companies and businesses in Malaysia in marketing their businesses through the platform provided by Facebook. | Astro Awani
Social media network Facebook today announced the establishment of its office in Malaysia.

The office is located at the capital’s commercial centre, KL Sentral.

Facebook Asia Pacific vice president Dan Neary said the establishment of the office is to facilitate companies and businesses in Malaysia in marketing their businesses through the platform provided by Facebook.

"Malaysia recorded the highest number of Facebook users in South East Asia with 18 million active users each month.

"In this regard we would like to offer marketing services, advertising and consumer access to businesses and companies in Malaysia so they can grab this opportunity to further expand their business," said Neary at a press conference during its launching ceremony on Thursday.

Neary said that Facebook will also cooperate with the relevant agencies in the country to help entrepreneurs expand their businesses.

"According to statistics, an average of 77 per cent of Facebook users in Malaysia follow at least one business site, 94 per cent of consumers discover products and brands on Facebook, while 62 per cent make their purchase after the discovery," he said.

He also said Facebook will be offering training and legal platform for businesses and companies through its blueprint services soon.