Malaysia’s cathartic election should not derail Chinese FDI

The country’s efforts to wipe the slate clean after the $4.5 billion 1MDB scandal should not include purging the country of Chinese infrastructure investment.

The age of Najib Razak is over. Do all of the scandal-tainted leader's policies deserve to die with him

The May 9 election victory by the opposition, led by veteran former premier Mahathir Mohamad, marks uncharted territory for Malaysia. The country has never witnessed a transition of power away from Najib’s Barisan Nasional coalition, which has run the country since independence in 1957.

But there are some things worth hanging onto as the country undergoes its review. Mahathir inherits an economy on the upswing and Malaysia has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Malaysia has been...

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