Return of the strongman, Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA

Malaysia’s Mahathir: good news for China, not so much for the US

Economic plan, check; action plan on Najib Razak, check; making nice with coalition parties, check. Foreign policy ... hmm

Topic |   Malaysia election

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Return of the strongman, Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA
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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.