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KL's dithering over HSR will hurt its reputation and taxpayers on both sides

The depth and breadth of the fallout for Singapore arising from Malaysia's dithering over the high-speed rail (HSR) project was evident from yesterday's Parliament sitting.

In monetary terms, the total cost borne by Singapore on the project so far is over $250 million. And by year-end at least another $40 million or so will have been incurred, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed.

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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 'KL's dithering will hurt its reputation and taxpayers on both sides'. Print Edition | Subscribe