Last updated: June 19, 2018

Malaysia’s PM hopes to improve his image with China trip

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, talks with China's President Xi Jinping as they arrive for a family photo with other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines. Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent visit to China, Malaysia's prime minister is the latest leader of a state that claims territory in the South China Sea to travel to Beijing. Najib arrives in the Chinese capital on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 for a six-day visit to the country whose claims to virtually the entire strategic waterbody overlaps with areas that Malaysia says belong to it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister, embattled at home because of a financial scandal that prompted a U.S. government investigation, hopes to use his visit to Beijing this week to woo new investment and buoy up his image back home as he is shunned by Western leaders, analysts say.

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