Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is escorted by officials as he arrives at a hotel in Beijing for lunch with Malaysian businesses in China on August 19, 2018. Photo: AP

‘It is not about the Chinese’: Malaysia’s Mahathir blames previous government for debt to Beijing and project woes

A former frequent critic of China, ‘economic realities’ may have forced the Malaysian leader to change tack before meeting top Chinese officials

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is escorted by officials as he arrives at a hotel in Beijing for lunch with Malaysian businesses in China on August 19, 2018. Photo: AP
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