Tham Siew Yean

Tham Siew Yean

Tham Siew Yean is Professor Emeritus at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Visiting Senior Fellow with the ISEAS – Yusof ishak Institute in Singapore.

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Opinion | Tale of two Belt and Road Initiative port projects in Malaysia shows limits of Chinese money

The Kuantan Port expansion and Melaka Deepwater Port projects show that while China may provide funds, domestic actors also play an important role.

7 Dec 2020 - 12:19PM

The Kuantan Port expansion and Melaka Deepwater Port projects show that while China may provide funds, domestic actors also play an important role.

Tale of two Belt and Road Initiative port projects in Malaysia shows limits of Chinese money
Opinion | Have Chinese investments in Indonesian and Malaysian industrial estates brought long-term gains?

The two countries have welcomed Chinese investment to boost industrial capacity and develop outlying regions, but questions linger over technology transfers, environmental concerns and the presence of Chinese workers.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:09AM

The two countries have welcomed Chinese investment to boost industrial capacity and develop outlying regions, but questions linger over technology transfers, environmental concerns and the presence of Chinese workers.

Have Chinese investments in Indonesian and Malaysian industrial estates brought long-term gains?
Opinion | Why Malaysia’s ECRL project should go on, new government or not

The success of the East Coast Rail Link will boost investments along its corridor, spurring foreign direct investments.

28 Feb 2020 - 2:36PM

The success of the East Coast Rail Link will boost investments along its corridor, spurring foreign direct investments.

Why Malaysia’s ECRL project should go on, new government or not