China-backed ECRL project, pipeline projects cancelled for now: Dr M

By Reuters / The Edge Singapore | August 23, 2018 3:00 PM SGT
(Aug 21): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded US$20 billion ($27.4 billion) East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be cancelled for now, according to media reports.
Mahathir made the comments while addressing the media in Beijing during his five-day trip to China. He said the projects would be cancelled until such time as Malaysia can afford it.
The Prime Minister’s office confirmed the comments Mahathir made to reporters in Beijing.
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