Malaysia’s China-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is expected to be completed in 2026. Photo: EPA-EFE

Top Mahathir adviser Daim says Malaysia’s China-backed ECRL will be loss-making for some time, reveals surprising offer from fugitive financier Jho Low

  • Former finance minister thinks the rail link will take years to make a profit, and says Low contacted him in bid to help negotiate with China
  • This is the second piece in our series on Daim. Later today, he discusses Malaysia’s dispute over Singapore’s agreement to purchase water from its neighbour
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Malaysia’s China-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is expected to be completed in 2026. Photo: EPA-EFE
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