Published in South China Morning Post on Tuesday, 12 January, 2016, 12:20pm

By Amy Chew

China becomes Malaysia’s biggest foreign investor, thanks to 1MDB purchases

China is now Malaysia’s largest foreign investor, following its recent acquisition of 1MDB assets, extending Beijing’s reach into the Southeast Asian country’s economy.

The scale of China’s rise to become the top foreign investor is compelling – just a year ago, it was nowhere near the top of the table. While official figures for 2015 are not out yet, economists say China will certainly emerge in first place…

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