Problems with Singapore can be resolved: Malaysia Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu

He also suggests beefing up security cooperation near Pedra Branca

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Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, in an interview with The Straits Times at the Defence Ministry yesterday, said his ministry was concerned over the presence of China's vessels in Malaysia's exclusive economic zone, but would not deploy warshi
Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, in an interview with The Straits Times at the Defence Ministry yesterday, said his ministry was concerned over the presence of China's vessels in Malaysia's exclusive economic zone, but would not deploy warships there. ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH
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Relations between Malaysia and Singapore go through periodic problems, but the two neighbours are adept at resolving them, said Malaysia's Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

Bilateral ties have been strained recently, after the new Malaysian government said it would review the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail project and consider renegotiating a long-standing water supply deal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2018, with the headline Problems with Singapore can be resolved: Malaysia Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. Subscribe