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Canceled $10.5bn Malaysia port project plays down China role

Melaka Gateway faced scrutiny amid rising number of Belt and Road deals

The entrance to the Melaka Gateway project has been blocked. (Photo by Prem Kumar)

MALACCA -- On a vast artificial island off the coast of Malaysia where a $10.5 billion development has been taking shape, barricades bar entry to all but a select few private vehicles.

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