Distrust, disconnect cause Johoreans to spurn China, embrace Singapore

Chan Kok Leong

China’s Country Garden Pacific View, which investment in Forest City in Johor is valued at RM444 billion, has declared that more than 40% of its capital expenditure goes to paying local firms for services and construction materials. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 23, 2018.

WHEN it comes to foreign investment, not all currency is created equal in the eyes of Johoreans. 

Despite having invested hundreds of billions of ringgit into property development in Johor, China’s growing presence in the state are viewed with mild disdain by locals, who instead favour investments from their southern neighbours in Singapore.

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  • On the other hand, many in Utusan distrust Singaporeans, especially their leaders.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First