Back in Power, Malaysia's Prime Minister Moves Away From China
Aug 24, 2018 | 16:35 GMT
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- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will work to end his country's economic overreliance on China without leaning on the West as part of his Malay nationalist agenda.
- The government in Kuala Lumpur will look for alternative foreign partners to insulate itself from the intensifying competition between China and the United States.
- Japan will probably take on a more prominent role in Malaysia's economy and security as a result.