Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese investment in Malaysia: don’t judge it by controversies with Mahathir

While the media focuses on the US$23 billion worth of Chinese-backed projects opposed by the Malaysian prime minister, it’s easy to forget the smaller scale successes, says economist

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.