Government adviser Daim Zainuddin. File photo: AP

Top Mahathir adviser to recover US$2 billion from Chinese firm over axed pipelines

  • Daim Zainuddin will lead talks with a Chinese state-owned firm that received large payments from the previous government, despite little evidence of work done to build two pipelines
  • The veteran businessman earlier this year also successfully renegotiated the terms surrounding the East Coast Rail Link, another Beijing-backed project
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Government adviser Daim Zainuddin. File photo: AP
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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.