Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia to ‘take advantage’ of ECRL deal to sell China more palm oil: Mahathir Mohamad

  • The Malaysian prime minister suggests there was a quid pro quo for agreeing to resume work on the controversial Beijing-backed rail project
  • Not only did the cost drop by more than US$5 billion – he says China will buy more palm oil from Malaysia, though the issue ‘isn’t directly related’
Topic |   Malaysia

TOP PICKS

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE
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.