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KL has reassured Singapore over reclamation concerns: MFA

Published on Jul 9, 2014 3:11 PM
 
No reclamation is currently taking place on Malaysia's two controversial projects near Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - NO reclamation is currently taking place on Malaysia's two controversial projects near Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday.

"Malaysia has stated that no reclamation works are currently being undertaken on these projects and that it remains committed to fulfilling its obligations under international law and will take all necessary measures to avoid any adverse transboundary impact," said Mr Masagos in Parliament.

He said Malaysia responded on June 30 to Singapore's request for information on both projects.

He confirmed that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke and wrote to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on the matter, and said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who co-chairs the Malaysia-Singapore joint ministerial committee for Iskandar Malaysia, also wrote to his Malaysian counterpart.

 
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