Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA

‘We just can’t pay’: Mahathir soothes China’s ego over Malaysia’s cancelled East Coast Rail Link

  • Malaysian prime minister says pressing ahead with the project would leave his country ‘impoverished’ and urges Chinese parties to understand
  • His comments come a day after Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou suggested talks on the project were ongoing

Topic |   Malaysia
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
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