Malaysia in transition
Mahathir says Beijing understands his need to halt projects
Malaysia welcomes Chinese tech but does not want to open the door to contractors
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a news conference with China's Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Aug. 20.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said Chinese leaders have accepted his government's request to stop three China-backed infrastructure projects.
Since the 93-year-old returned as Malaysia's prime minister in May, his government has been recalibrating state expenditures and trying to dig its way out of a debt trap.
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