Malaysia's surprise move to drop its legal challenges on Pedra Branca's sovereignty could be due to a desire by its new government to focus on domestic concerns, say political analysts.
To a lesser extent, it could also be influenced by two other factors: A separate move to scrap the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR), subject to talks with Singapore, and an assessment that Malaysia has a weak case going forward with Pedra Branca.
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