China’s influence pervades Malaysian politics

Malaysian premier Najib Razak's cozy ties to Beijing have been leveraged by his allies and politicized by the opposition ahead of general elections

Kuala Lumpur, March 23, 2017 5:32 PM (UTC+8)
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) inspect Chinese honour guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP / Wang Zhao
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) inspect Chinese honour guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP / Wang Zhao