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In Mahathir's Malaysia, Japan is back amid doubts over Chinese funding

Reuters  |  KUALA LUMPUR 

By Praveen Menon and Anshuman DagaKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business deals during a trip to Japan that starts on Sunday, as he looks to cover a gaping debt hole and shift the country away from dependence on Chinese investments. The visit marks his first foreign trip after returning to power in a shock election result last month, and indicates a shift back to the 92-year-old's 'Look East' policy to strengthen ties with east Asia, especially Japan. It is also seen as a sign of the Southeast Asian country's move ...

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 23:32 IST