Where investments originate from is another story. Addressing the growing domestic dissent towards the increasing presence of Chinese investment and the mounting debt is a top priority for the new administration. Mahathir, in one of his first public statements since the election, announced an extensive review of Chinese contracts, most of them strategically linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The controversial new metropolis Forest City in the Southern state of Johor, which is being built by Chinese developer Country Garden without the involvement of Malaysian contractors, is another example. While cancellations are unlikely (China is a big and influential neighbor), more projects will be re-assessed, particularly in transport (the high-speed rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore), tech and real estate, and the verdict is out where lines, if any, will be drawn.