Mahathir says stalled Chinese rail link can go ahead on ‘smaller scale’ if Beijing agrees

A controversial China-backed infrastructure project that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad put on the back burner in July will continue on a smaller scale, he has said – pending Beijing’s approval.
In an interview with Chinese language Malaysian daily Sin Chew, Mahathir said that the 80 billion ringgit (US$19.3 billion) East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, which was out for tender when it was dropped, could continue if Beijing took into account the tough economic spot…