Mahathir Mohamad speaks at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum. Despite Malaysia’s political impasse, there are both internal and external reasons for the continuation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). Photo: Reuters
Tham Siew Yean
Opinion

Opinion

Tham Siew Yean

Why Malaysia’s ECRL project should go on, new government or not

  • The East Coast Rail Link corridor will help boost foreign investments and offer opportunities for Chinese manufacturers hit by the trade war
  • Amid business uncertainty and an economy affected by the coronavirus outbreak, spurring growth is imperative for any incoming government
Mahathir Mohamad speaks at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum. Despite Malaysia’s political impasse, there are both internal and external reasons for the continuation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). Photo: Reuters
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