Jurong Lake District may be affected by scrapping of HSR

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday that Malaysia is pulling out of the KL-Singapore high-speed rail project. Malaysia is liable to pay Singapore a compensation for not fulfilling the agreeme
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday that Malaysia is pulling out of the KL-Singapore high-speed rail project. Malaysia is liable to pay Singapore a compensation for not fulfilling the agreement.PHOTO: BERNAMA

Experts say it could set back development of district, where terminus was to be sited

The development of the Jurong Lake District may be adversely affected, now that the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail (HSR) is unlikely to happen, say observers.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that Malaysia is pulling out of the HSR deal with Singapore. He had labelled it an "unnecessary project" which would cost "RM110 billion (S$37 billion) and will not earn us a single cent".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Jurong Lake District may be affected by scrapping of HSR'. Print Edition | Subscribe