Durians, blockchain and politics – inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia

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The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan Harapan swept into government, says China commentator Tom McGregor.

BEIJING: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad swept into power in elections last year, where he pledged to take a tougher stand against Beijing and Chinese business investments in Malaysia, after painting the former leader Najib Razak as a man who sold out his country and countrymen to foreign interests.

But for many Chinese companies closely watching developments, business is business, and that should not conflict with how politics play out in other countries. Continue reading “Durians, blockchain and politics – inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia”

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