Mukhriz Mahathir at his official residence in the Kedah state capital of Alor Setar. Photo: Tashny Sukumaran

Battle for spoils of US-China trade war has Malaysia’s Mukhriz Mahathir touting Kedah’s arsenal

  • Fifth child of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has the tall order of luring Chinese businesses to one of Malaysia’s poorest states as investors eye new markets
  • But the chief minister says the region is well armed for the task and Kedah is the natural choice for tariff-weary manufacturers
Topic |   Malaysia

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Mukhriz Mahathir at his official residence in the Kedah state capital of Alor Setar. Photo: Tashny Sukumaran
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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.