Local rail industry needs a boost as Malaysia, China to sign ECRL agreement

BY THE STAR, MALAYSIA It looks like the East Coast Rail Link project will be given the go-ahead after some adjustments to the pricing and scopes of work. To recap, the ECRL project was pushed at such a lightning speed that the agreements were not analysed in detail to check if the project truly benefits the country, its people and the local rail industry. During the … Continue reading Local rail industry needs a boost as Malaysia, China to sign ECRL agreement

China-backed rail ‘will still be reconsidered if it was a US project’

BY SILVI WRITER The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will still “be reconsidered … if it was a US project”, Chinese analysts said, noting its cancellation by the Malaysian government is not targeted at “any particular country”. Yet source with contractor China Communications Construction Co said China and Malaysia “are still discussing the project”, according to China’s state media. Malaysia’s economics minister said the country … Continue reading China-backed rail ‘will still be reconsidered if it was a US project’

Anti-Chinese violence spreads to Phnom Penh, casting shadow on China-Cambodia ties

BY SILVI WRITER Violence against Chinese nationals has spread from Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville to the capital Phnom Penh, casting shadows on the partnership between the two countries, and even to Beijing’s grandiose Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) In Cambodia, safety is becoming a major concern for Chinese nationals, while large numbers of their peer countrymen have moved overseas following the deepening of the … Continue reading Anti-Chinese violence spreads to Phnom Penh, casting shadow on China-Cambodia ties