High Risk In Malaysia

Mahathir has so far avoided basic reform--and the economy shows it

The glittering twin towers of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre are the world's tallest buildings--and monuments to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's obsession with making his country rich and powerful. Yet the capital is buzzing with a rumor: Occupancy rates for the towers are so low that the super-rich Sultan of Brunei is buying one of them to bail out the developers.

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