Mahathir Mohamad meets Jack Ma. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Mahathir Mohamad Q&A: Malaysian PM on Beijing, Jack Ma and why battleships in the South China Sea are a bad idea

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either

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Mahathir Mohamad meets Jack Ma. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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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.