A. Azim Idris

A. Azim Idris is a journalist and writer with a keen interest in collecting vinyl records. Following his Mass Communications (Technology & Policy) undergraduate degree studies in Murdoch University, Perth, he joined the New Straits Times in 2010 as a cub reporter before being posted to the bureaus in Kuala Terengganu and Putrajaya. He has also previously worked for The Rakyat Post as a senior reporter.

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Saddled with debt, Malaysia nixes two China-backed mega projects

THE Malaysian government is calling off two Chinese-developed mega projects worth US$20 billion, potentially stalling the economic ambition of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative for the affluent Southeast Asian nation.