Delay in Singapore-Malaysia bilateral meeting a blow to Iskandar in Johor

The Forest City in Malaysia, Johor, Iskandar, as viewed from Tuas West Drive on Dec 11, 2018.
The Forest City in Malaysia, Johor, Iskandar, as viewed from Tuas West Drive on Dec 11, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
Housing development in Iskandar, Johor, seen from Lim Chu Kang. The postponement of the Singapore-Malaysia bilateral meeting could be a significant blow to Iskandar, as Singapore is the zone's second-largest foreign investor.
Housing development in Iskandar, Johor, seen from Lim Chu Kang. The postponement of the Singapore-Malaysia bilateral meeting could be a significant blow to Iskandar, as Singapore is the zone's second-largest foreign investor.PHOTO: ST FILE

KUALA LUMPUR - The postponement of Monday's (Jan 14) bilateral meeting between Singapore and Malaysia on Johor's most important economic zone comes at an inopportune time for the southern state, where investors have been hesitant for the past year.

The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) was postponed following Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian's decision last week to board a vessel in disputed waters off Tuas.

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