The Chinese and Malaysian flags at Tiananmen Square. Photo: Reuters

Mahathir Mohamad. Malaysia’s anti-China rebel? Not so fast …

The Chinese bogeyman helped Mahathir get elected, but now he is playing a new game – mending fences after cancelling projects worth US$22 billion. And with a visit to Beijing under his belt, he seems to be winning

Topic |   Mahathir Mohamad

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The Chinese and Malaysian flags at Tiananmen Square. Photo: Reuters
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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.