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Malaysia Tells Chinese Firm to Suspend Work on Rail Project

A high-speed train runs from downtown Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in August 2016. Photo: VCG
A high-speed train runs from downtown Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in August 2016. Photo: VCG

* The Chinese company was building a section of Malaysia’s 688-kilometer East Coast Rail Link

* It said the suspension will affect 2,250 local employees and hundreds of Malaysian suppliers and consultants

(Beijing) — China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), which was building a major section of the $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) in Malaysia, said it has suspended the project at its client’s request.

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