KL-Singapore high-speed rail: Twists and turns of a railway project

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When the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project was first proposed by Malaysia at the 2013 annual leaders' retreat in Singapore, both sides hailed it as a "game changer".

"It will transform the way people interact, the intensity of our cooperation and the degree to which we become interdependent on one another and therefore have stakes in each other's success," said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong then.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline Twists and turns of a railway project. Subscribe