Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former prime minister, looks at a model of the China-backed East Coast Rail Link project. Photo: AP

Beware of ‘grabbing hands’ in Chinese projects, says Malaysian economist Terence Gomez

  • The political economist called for tighter monitoring of projects linked to local corporations with a history of receiving political patronage
  • He also addressed anxieties about ‘debt traps’ and insisted Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad would renegotiate if needed
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Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former prime minister, looks at a model of the China-backed East Coast Rail Link project. Photo: AP
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