Dateline 2013-10-06, Malaysia Chronicle:
CHINA has given the thumbs-up for an oil pipeline to be built across the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, an idea that has been on the drawing block since the past decade.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the pipeline plan was discussed during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday and the latter had responded positively.
“He thinks it is a good idea and will consider it. He will see how he can support it,” Dr Mahathir said after meeting Xi before the president ended his three-day visit to Malaysia yesterday.