Delay in Singapore-KL meeting could deal blow to Iskandar

The Forest City residential project in Johor Baru by Chinese developer Country Garden. According to one analyst, Singaporean investments in Johor will be crucial in the future as Chinese investors pull back from the state amid cooling China-Malaysia
The Forest City residential project in Johor Baru by Chinese developer Country Garden. According to one analyst, Singaporean investments in Johor will be crucial in the future as Chinese investors pull back from the state amid cooling China-Malaysia relations.ST FILE PHOTO

Confidence in Johor's key economic zone may take hit

The postponement of Monday's 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 Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) meeting 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'Delay in S'pore-KL meeting could deal blow to Iskandar'. Print Edition | Subscribe