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Experts: Dr M’s Japan visit signals reduced dependency on China

Faisal Asyraf & Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is likely to take the opportunity in his upcoming trip to Japan drum up foreign investment and reduce Malaysia’s dependency on China, according to several foreign policy experts.

One of them, Universiti Malaysia Sabah associate professor of politics and international relations, Lai Yew Meng, said there may be a need for Malaysia to reduce its trade dependency on China, though a drastic change is not expected since Mahathir had assured China is not a threat...

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