Malaysia will honour water deal with Singapore, says Foreign Minister

But it seeks to restart talks on pricing; he calls KL-S'pore High-Speed Rail the pressing issue

Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who is due to visit Singapore next week, said the Republic has "done a good job" in maintaining religious harmony that his country can learn from.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who is due to visit Singapore next week, said the Republic has "done a good job" in maintaining religious harmony that his country can learn from.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Malaysia will honour the water agreement with Singapore while seeking to restart negotiations on pricing, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who described discussions over the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) as the "immediate and urgent" concern between the two neighbours.

Datuk Saifuddin, who is due to visit Singapore next week for a meeting of Asean foreign ministers, waved away concerns about "turning off the taps", saying such a move "is definitely not in our mind".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2018, with the headline 'Malaysia will honour water deal, says Foreign Minister'. Subscribe