Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP

Mahathir says stalled Chinese rail link can go ahead on ‘smaller scale’ if Beijing agrees

  • The Malaysian prime minister, who canned the mega project last year, says the East Coast Rail Link can proceed if it does not cost too much
  • Disgraced leader Najib Razak mocked the idea that Mahathir’s government would struggle to afford the project
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.