Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP

Anwar backs Mahathir’s review of Chinese deals – but not to annoy Beijing

Malaysian democracy icon says that there are legitimate concerns over the transparency of Chinese-linked projects – and that they have been tainted by association with the defeated prime minister Najib Razak

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP
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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.