China insists ECRL negotiations ongoing amid Malaysia muddle

Industry sources say it will be an economic catastrophe to cancel the East Coast Rail Link as compensation will cost the Malaysian government RM20 billion. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 28, 2019.

NEGOTIATIONS over the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) are continuing, a visiting Chinese foreign official said today, amid confusion in Putrajaya over the status of the RM81 billion project.

China’s Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Kong Xuanyou told Channel NewsAsia that negotiations are being carried out and have yet to reach a conclusion, noting the outcome will not affect ties between the two countries.

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