If Malaysia wants to postpone Singapore-KL HSR deal, it should pay part of penalty in advance

A deal is a deal is a deal. Especially if it concerns a multi-year, multibillion-dollar cross-border project.

Hence the latest pronouncements in the Malaysian press - that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project is to be postponed for two years with no penalty paid by Malaysia - are simply unacceptable.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2018, with the headline 'If Malaysia wants to postpone Singapore-KL HSR deal, it should pay part of penalty in advance'. Print Edition | Subscribe