Interview with Lim Guan Eng

KL will 'keep to our end of bargain' on water accord: Lim Guan Eng

Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the decision to renegotiate the High-Speed Rail project was because of the "exorbitant" price tag.
Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the decision to renegotiate the High-Speed Rail project was because of the "exorbitant" price tag.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

But Malaysia's Finance Minister says deal is 'lopsided' and it will help if S'pore shows goodwill to neighbour

Malaysia will abide by its agreements with Singapore, asserted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, despite the Mahathir administration calling into question these accords mere days after taking power.

Mr Lim, who is secretary-general of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition partner Democratic Action Party, said "we will keep to our end of the bargain" while insisting that the water supply deal with the Republic is "lopsided".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'KL will 'keep to our end of bargain'on water accord'. Print Edition | Subscribe