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A primer on China’s Belt and Road Initiative plans in Southeast Asia

The economic potential of China’s Belt and Road projects in Southeast Asia is huge. But whether that potential can be maximised hinges not on funding...

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HSR project suspension, Malaysia to reimburse Singapore S$15 million

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have agreed to suspend construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project until May 31, 2020, with...

Conservation group brand Myanmar-Thailand highway a social and ecological disaster

COMMUNITY and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social...

Singapore and Malaysia rail projects decision out soon: Khaw Boon Wan

SINGAPORE and Malaysia should be able to announce their joint decisions on the RTS and HSR soon, said Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's Coordinating...

Mahathir cancels China-backed projects worth US$22b to reduce national debt

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad confirmed during a visit to Beijing on Tuesday that three China-backed projects totalling US$22 billion...

China-backed rail and pipeline projects cancelled for now: PM Mahathir

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project...

Malaysia to negotiate high-speed rail link deferment with Singapore

MALAYSIA will look to negotiate the deferment of a high-speed rail (HSR) project with Singapore, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

Malaysia puts major Belt and Road rail project construction on hold

THE project owner of Malaysia's US$20 billion East Coast Railway Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said...