Sense and sensibility in S'pore-Malaysia bilateral ties

Why the sudden spate of remarks from Malaysia questioning the high-speed rail, stock trading link and water agreements? The answer lies in domestic concerns in Malaysia, and Mahathir Mohamad's own history with Singapore.

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Malaysia has been in a buzz following the stunning return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister in the country's 14th General Election on May 9.

Despite his age, Dr Mahathir is clearly a man on a mission. Speaking to the media, he said his priority would be to "restore the wealth and economy and make the country one that is progressive".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline Sense and sensibility in S'pore-Malaysia bilateral ties. Subscribe