Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters

East Coast Rail Link deal before belt and road forum? Depends on China, Mahathir says

  • The Malaysian prime minister says the ball is in Beijing’s court when it comes to the long-stalled project, which he has attacked as being overpriced
  • He now estimates the cost could balloon to US$32 billion – as opposed to the US$13 billion claimed by his predecessor Najib Razak
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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
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