Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
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Pragmatism key to success for all sides on belt and road projects

  • China has the means to make the infrastructure plans of other countries happen, but as the case of Malaysia’s high-speed railway has shown, there is need for Beijing to be aware of public concern and sensitivities

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
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