Malaysia seeks to delay HSR project with Singapore: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia will negotiate a deferment of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail project.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia will negotiate a deferment of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail project. PHOTO: REUTERS

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that Malaysia will negotiate a deferment of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail project when Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali visits Singapore, so as to avoid paying compensation under an earlier plan to scrap the venture.

The Ministry of Transport said the Malaysian government had informed Singapore that it would communicate the proposed dates for the discussion by the end of the month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'Malaysia seeks to delay HSR project with S'pore: Mahathir'. Print Edition | Subscribe