After winning the election a year ago, Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad made good with a vow to review the East Coast Rail Link agreement and the Chinese contractor has been receptive to his wishes. Photo: Joshua Lee
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Malaysian rail deal shows belt and road plan is still on track

  • Revised agreement with Chinese contractor, which lowers cost of project and offers other benefits, sends positive message to government and business leaders in wake of ‘debt trap’ claims by critics

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After winning the election a year ago, Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad made good with a vow to review the East Coast Rail Link agreement and the Chinese contractor has been receptive to his wishes. Photo: Joshua Lee
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