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Malaysia wants to be friendly, not indebted, to China, says Mahathir

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By Elaine LiesTOKYO (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his country will remain friendly with China, which invested billions of dollars during the previous Najib Razak government, but will not be "indebted to China".Mahathir, in Tokyo on his first foreign trip since winning a shock election last month, sought to revive the idea of an East Asia economic group which he said would be useful in the face of China's surging economic power."We have to deal with China whether we like it or not. We should deal with it as a group," Mahathir told an international seminar ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 15:26 IST